Tony Newman (director of media relations at the Drug Policy Alliance) marijuana quote

"Alcohol prohibition didn’t stop people from drinking any more than drug prohibition stops people from using drugs. But prohibition did lead to Al Capone and shoot-outs in the streets. It is the same today. It is not the marijuana or coca plants that have caused 50,000 deaths in Mexico over the last 5 years – but because they plants are illegal and thus unregulated, people are willing to kill each other over the profit that can be made from them."

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