Bit of old news here but want to go over some things, if you haven't already read it here's a link: Petition: Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal. . In their response they stated that "Legalisation of cannabis would not eliminate the crime committed by the illicit trade" as we all know this is wrong, maybe not eliminate all crime, but all cannabis related crime to do with distribution, use and production would not be funding criminals (or would be) and funding the government (still kinda criminals). There is evidence to show that this statement is false. In Colorado, legalizing cannabis has impacted the cartels money, the US border patrol seized 2.5 million pounds in 2011 and 1.9 million pounds in 2014. In Mexico there has been a decrease in 32% of confiscated cannabis in large quantity. In this article it also states that "There are positive signs that the Government’s approach is working: there has been a long term downward trend in drug use over the last decade". This statement is false, there has been a rise on drug use and a massive rise on a specific party drug that i cant mention here. They only showed statistics for cannabis use and not for anything else and claimed it showed a downward trend in overall drug use. In conclusion, the government has lied to us and has given false statements that their laws are working when they are clearly not.