Legalize It was an album by the Jamaican and pro-marijuana consumption, Peter Tosh, in 1976. Now Legalize It! is a social media campaign for the legalization of marijuana in Tunisia.
Many Tunisian Facebook users set an event [fr] on Facebook to meet up in front of the headquarters of the Parliament in Bardo, on Saturday February 18, 2012, to demand stopping legal prosecution for smoking marijuana in the country.
To date, more than 4,600 Facebook users have signed up to attend the ‘event,’ to which another 25,400 have been invited.
The Facebook page is updated daily with dozens of wall posts that support the consumption of weed.
Support photographs, scientific articles to argue in favour of the benefits of marijuana and videos are shared and “liked” by users every day.
Many Tunisians are aware of these scientific facts. Their only comment is “The world is upside down!”
Satirical comments are also not strange to social media, where people denounce the harsh legal punishments imposed on the consumption of marijuana in Tunisia.
Legal punishment for its consumption can go up to 1 year in prison and a 1000-Dinar ($750) fine.