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International Study Says Recreational Marijuana Prohibition Violates Human Rights

International Study Says Recreational Marijuana Prohibition Violates Human Rights

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  • To paraphrase, citizens have a right to recreational cannabis that trumps UN drug directives, provided their home country meets certain conditions.
  • Each country should be able to demonstrate clearly that the legalization of marijuana protects human rights with greater effectiveness than prohibition.
  • Fedorova and van Kampen conclude that the regulation of recreational marijuana would be considered a positive obligation for human rights, based on our right to health and life, our right to not be subjected to inhumane treatment, and our right to privacy.
  • The legal scholars suggest each country participate in research and pilot programs to determine if the legalization of recreational cannabis, rather than its prohibition, would protect its citizens’ rights or harm them.

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Positive human rights obligations are the standards of living countries are supposed to adhere to, fundamental rights each of us should enjoy. Typically the


International Study Says Recreational Marijuana Prohibition Violates Human Rights

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