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Legalising marijuana

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Minty, Jul 12, 2019.

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Legalise marijuana

Poll closed Sep 19, 2019.
  1. Aye

    85.1%
  2. Naw

    14.9%
  1. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

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    Do you support the idea of marijuana being legalised?
     
  2. RedDevilsShinja

    RedDevilsShinja End Forced Debt + Fiat. Return to Gold

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    Yes, alongside all other drugs.
     
  3. FranniesTache

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    Yup legalise it, tax it and spend the revenue on better mental healthcare, drug prevention policies and support for addicts.
     
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  4. zippy

    zippy The friendly Fascist

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    Not sure tbf, it depends on how it is done. I like a joint myself and it's decriminalized in Germany anyway so I'm happy with that. I certainly wouldn't legalise the Hard shit like heroin.
     
  5. AlissonWonderland

    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    Yep. Legalise everything. Marijuana to set the ball rolling.

    Eliminates the black market, frees up prison space and better control/support for people who become addicted to said substances.

    What the govt don't see is in this day in age nearly everybody agrees with this.
     
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  6. RedDevilsShinja

    RedDevilsShinja End Forced Debt + Fiat. Return to Gold

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    Yup, thankfully I think the tide has already turned, there will come a point where the US gov. at the very least decriminalises it Federally and leaves it up to individual states (but I think when it does this it will be full legalisation tbh) and after that happens other countries will quickly follow suit. We've already gotten medical Marijuana, albiet limited, so even our backwards Tory government that's terrified of losing the old fogies vote has shown to have movement.

    I'm more interested to see how Medical and legal psilocybin does after Denver decriminalised it this year as that could be the true floodgates for getting them all decriminalised and eventually legalised.
     
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  7. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    A big fat ‘Aye’ from me. It’s laughable that it is still illegal and could be revolutionary in regards to medical science
     
  8. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    Legalising drugs could solve so many huge problems in this country and will almost certainly reduce the amount of drug related deaths in this country. Carrying on with the ‘war on drugs’ is ridiculous. It’s failed miserably in the last 40 years and has fuelled organised crime, and all the nasty shit that goes with it

    It’s that simple! But Politicians are too scared to do that though because of all the propaganda that the recent governments have fed the public about illegal drugs
     
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    Just to play devil's advocate, do we not think there are some legit concerns about mental health and cannabis being a gateway drug? It was certainly a gateway drug for me.
     
  10. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    But they are aware of what the older generations view is, which is down to government ‘facts’ since the 60/70s onwards. Both labour and Tory are too scared to take that step as they’d lose a big chunk of their support
     
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  11. RedDevilsShinja

    RedDevilsShinja End Forced Debt + Fiat. Return to Gold

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    I find the gateway drug idea laughable. Yeah sure there are issues with mental health and some people really shouldn't take it, but this is a minority and these people are being affected by it anyway even with it being illegal.
     
  12. BleedsIsDead

    BleedsIsDead Pints x Packet x Potter

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    Alcohol is the biggest gateway drug of them all. :shrug
     
  13. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    Of course it is. That and nicotine, but stupid people don’t even class them as drugs
     
  14. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    Very few people will smoke weed before alcohol, and especially nicotine.
     
  15. Minty

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    Alcohol, is arguably more of a 'gateway drug' than anything else. I don't know anyone who tried cannabis, before they tried alcohol.
     
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    JTC77 Ugistered Reser

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    I say aye
     
  17. Flip Duckling

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    It Is, but that doesn't diminish the argument that cannabis also is a gateway.

    There's also a culture that surrounds cannabis that directs people into further experimental avenues.
     
  18. AlissonWonderland

    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    Absolute rubbish that I reckon sorry brother.
     
  19. NotsoPosh

    NotsoPosh Common As Muck !

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    Yep , but control the strength .

    Lots of people are suffering from psychosis induced episodes due to the strength that is available these days compared to the mellow 80"s , the 90's when ( smelly draw ) came on the market when everyone was Raving , the 00"s became experimental in the UK with people growing on bigger scales rather than importing as well as legal highs came to the fore , some of the most mind blowing sh*t ever to be created .

    So to tax , control , take the money out of the black market is a good idea put to good causes , it may lead to being a gateway drug , but alcoholics start with beer before they have 2 bottles of whisky many moons later .

    To be honest , this will be a subject that will split the general public like Brexit.
     
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  20. AlissonWonderland

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    I honestly believe there would be a similar public response to the response this (fairly public) poll has brought about.
     
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