Hemp has multiple uses from food to fuel to textiles and ending pot prohibition would save the United States of America millions, now spent on ... anti-pot propaganda. Under America's draconian drug laws, a conviction for marijuana possession can bar a person permanently from receiving federal education loans – a penalty absurdly not applicable to convictions for serious crimes like armed robbery and rape.
Overall, in Africa, post-conflict countries are trying hard to deliver peace dividends – jobs, peace, freedom, democracy and rule of law. The ... transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding is not easy but the continent is making great strides regarding the economy, improving good governance and building trust. With peace-building, Africa may have found the right formula for rooting out conflicts.