Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report

Municipalities are advocating for regulated cannabis cultivation
NL Times (Netherlands)
Monday, May 30, 2016

Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, according to a study on behalf of Dutch municipalities. Human rights outweigh the UN drug conventions prohibiting cannabis cultivation and trade. A justified argument can be made that regulating cannabis cultivation could be a "positive obligation to protect human rights". Human rights that can be protected include the right to health, the right to life and the right against inhuman treatment. A government can decide to regulate cannabis based on these rights, as long as other countries do not suffer from it. (See also: 'Legal cannabis cultivation would boost human rights' – study)