The American Weed Revolution Is Being Fought in Prague

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At the moment, it’s easier to go outside and buy weed than it is to find the definitive number of people currently incarcerated on narcotics offenses, which tells you all you need to know about the efficiency of the U.S. prison system versus that of the drug trade. But if you dig, you can find some information. According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 208,000 people nationwide are serving time in state prisons for nonviolent drug charges. Toss in those held in federal prison, and that figure jumps to 303,000, or roughly the population of Pittsburgh.

Yes, some of those include offenders caught trafficking coke or selling heroin, which many would agree is empirically bad for society. But subtract those prisoners, and there are still 40,000 people in prison for drug possession. Maybe some of them had meth in a school zone, or...

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