Obama says, marihuana is less harmful than alcohol, Colorado and Washington are allowing cannabis – sometimes it seems as if, to quote famous German football player Beckenbauer’s most renowned ad: „Is it christmas already?“
Christmas? Not likely, but infectious. The Germany state definitely is infected. The national statisticians in Wiesbaden give illegal business shelter under their gross national product. They are expanding their ‘reputable estimate’ to include drugs, smuggle, and prostitution. Sounds weird. The bottom line: growth seems to be the motto – even though it will contribute only (another estimate, ehem) 0,1 percent. So, from now on you are smoking for the GNP.