When two beer distributors have a dispute, they settle it in court. When two marijuana dealers have a dispute, they are much more likely to use guns to solve their problem. That is because prohibition has removed any other legal recourse. Anyone participating in the business is inherently a criminal, and while their crimes might be initially non-violent - they often escalate.
Calculating the precise number of deaths associated with marijuana prohibition can be difficult, but evidence shows that drug related homicides account for as much as 25% of gun deaths in America each year. Click here to learn more.