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ESP: Basque Government moves to make Cannabis legal

ESP: Basque Government moves to make Cannabis legal
TS / 12,13,2011

They want to establish self supporting clubs where people can smoke

Cannabis plant – EFE

The Socialist Government in the Basque Country, led by Patxi López, has opened the way to the legalisation of cannabis in the region. The idea is to regulate clubs where consumers will be able to smoke the drug which will be produced and distributed by the members of the club themselves. The Basque Government considers that ‘It is better to control than prohi’.

Spanish drug legislation currently distinguishes between possession of drugs for personal use, and those who have the drugs for production and sale. There are administrative fines in the first case but penal considerations only apply in the second case.

The Basque Government also wants the new law to better explain the consequences of consumption to the public and they consider it would supplement the current legislation which has some loopholes. They say the new law would create ‘a certain space for personal autonomy’. The Government considers that prohiion only leads to ‘clandestine action, delinquency and the black market’.

Kerli had better break out his checkbook,,he is fighting so hard in America trying to maintain prohiion that the rest of the world is getting away.

Will other countries follow,to keep their economies in-country,or allow the Basque to become tomorrow’s Bank of Europe?

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