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Comment: Re:I think people really need to understand this (Score 1) 527 527

by kasper37 (#33853638) Attached to: Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

When you make something illegal that isn't a real crime, you still create criminals and everything that comes with that. Now what I mean by "not a real crime," is something that doesn't cause harm to others. Nobody in their right mind is going to say murder shouldn't be a crime. By its very nature it is a crime, because it hurts someone. However other things, like drugs, are not. There is on inherent harm to anyone other than the user.

In law, these are known as malum prohibitum and malum in se, fyi.

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