“I’m concerned about it,’’ (Boston Police Chief) Davis said. “With the change in the law, and almost tacit approval, there are more people using and there’s more money at stake. People selling grass don’t seem to take the same precautions as those selling other drugs. There seems to have been an increase in violence associated with marijuana.’’What proof does Davis have that more people are using cannabis? And why before decrim was cannabis use rising for a decade plus under prohibition? If prohibition works why does SAMSHA show that use is up before Massachusetts decriminalized? While cigarette use (which is legal) has dropped dramatically?
End the violence, legalize cannabis.