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IN THE USA, where marijuana prohibition originated, pressure on legislators to legalise it is likely to result in 60 million people living without the fear of marijuana prohibition laws, after election day 2016. Half of American states have legalised medical marijuana and nationwide support of complete marijuana legalisation stands at above 50%; four states and DC have already legalised it, five sates will probably legalize it in 2016, in three states the prospect looks promising and in another two states there is an outside chance of legalisation. Meanwhile Queensland, with the most draconian drug laws in Australia, still labels marijuana a ‘dangerous drug’ and pursues tokers and growers with unabated enthusiasm. It is time for Queensland to look at and see the unfolding events in marijuana prohibition its closest ally and the world and declare a moratorium on marijuana persecution while the government deals with the research in medial efficacy and the prime knowledge that marijuana is a recreational drug far safer and socially cheaper that the legal alternative: alcohol.