Has Prohibition ever really worked?
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 06/01/2015 in Marijuana Politics
The other day I was thinking about whether there have ever been a case where prohibition actually worked. As of now, there is no evidence to suggest that this strategy has ever provided significant benefit to society.
Prohibition has so many side effects such as violence, increased crime, criminalization of non-violent people and much more. The benefits of prohibition are scarce and only truly benefit a handful of individuals. The rest of society is stuck with the bill.
Alcohol Prohibition Fail
When the US went ‘dry’ they believed that their nation would become a moral pillar of prosperity; an example to the rest of the world. Yet the experiment only lasted a little over a decade and was repealed. Why?
Because mobsters were slinging Tommy guns and shooting up the neighborhood, people were getting thrown in jail for drinking and criminals were banking large. Eventually the violence, the cost and the fact that it wasn’t stopping the flow of alcohol led to the repeal of alcohol prohibition.
It only took four years for those bastard bureaucrats to dream up another prohibition…this one pushing nearly 80 years and encumbering more than just one substance.
The First Prohibition Ever – FAIL!
While we can’t be certain of when the first ever prohibition occurred we can look at a prime example of how prohibition failed by looking at the Bible. Most prohibitionists claim to be ‘godly people’ and cling to the Bible as their source for everything.
If we look at Genesis in the Garden of Eden, we saw the very first mention of ‘prohibition’. “Thou shalt not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” said God to his two new creations. Yet what happened?
They ATE THE FRUIT! Sure you can blame the snake, you can blame Adam and Eve or even God for that mishap but there is one solid truth to be learned; prohibition doesn’t work! Perhaps that was the lesson to be learned from that story. God telling us – I tried it…it just doesn’t work.
We are now only two years shy from completing an eight-decade cycle of marijuana prohibition in this country. It’s time we put an end to the madness and legalize…after all, we have Biblical evidence that prohibition simply does not work!