Sunday, November 30, 2008

Swiss Say No to Marijuana, Yes to Heroin

Voters in Switzerland today split the street drug referendum. 63% of Swiss voters rejected the Hemp Initiative, a proposal that would have legalized marijuana use, while 68% of voters supported the continuation of one of Europe's most liberal heroin policies.

The nearly ten-year-old Swiss heroin program enables authorities to supply the drug to long-term heroin addicts over the age of 18 years and provide addicts with free treatment.

Back at home, Michigan became the 13th state to legalize medical marijuana on November 4th. With the economy in recession, one can imagine the tremendous revenue that might be generated from legalized marijuana sales. Then again, this idea seems way too logical for a responsible government.