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    It's ridiculous that it's illegal. No one has ever died from having a spliff (unless they've swallowed it and choked on it or something equally stupid).
    Just because something is illegal doesn't mean it's bad.
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    If they legalised it, it would have detrimental effect on our country. People will smoke it because its legal = day after most people will be out of work = loss of production = you will have straddlers who will just smoke it and lose interest in work.
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    (Original post by charlottejepsonx)
    For points FOR it being illegal I've simply got the matter of mental health issues it can supposedly lead to including psychosis, paranoia, depression, insomnia, schitzophrenia.
    No real evidence to suggest it leads to any of them. I'm not usually one to shamelessly promote my blog, but what the hell. I wrote about it yesterday: http://freudsmom.blogspot.com/2010/1...ffects-of.html.

    For the source of what I'm saying, see the link at the bottom of the page, much more info there.
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    The only reason I can think "For" it being illegal is this:

    People drink alcohol because they enjoy the taste, you can responsibly consume alcohol. But when people smoke cannabis they do it not for the taste but to get mashed off of their tits.
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    I'm against it being Illegal, I don't smoke Cannabis.
    I'd rather be around people who are high than people who are drunk.
    But that's just me.
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    Against: Cannabis has never led me to throw up all over the front and back of a night bus, nor has it led me to hospital.

    For: Although it is likely that a lot of this stuff about mental illness is exaggerated, I agree that it would be dangerous to legalise it and thus make is easier for smaller children to get hold of it.

    (Original post by TheLloyd)
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    If they legalised it, it would have detrimental effect on our country. People will smoke it because its legal = day after most people will be out of work = loss of production = you will have straddlers who will just smoke it and lose interest in work.
    :lolwut:

    taking a puff of the holy herb isnt going to turn you into some catatonic couch potato.
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    Against: Cannabis has never led me to throw up all over the front and back of a night bus, nor has it led me to hospital.

    For: Although it is likely that a lot of this stuff about mental illness is exaggerated, I agree that it would be dangerous to legalise it and thus make is easier for smaller children to get hold of it.



    :lolwut:

    taking a puff of the holy herb isnt going to turn you into some catatonic couch potato.
    I know it wont too most, but i know of alot of people who would abuse it because it is legal.
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    (Original post by Walter Ego)
    Legalise everything, and contract the manufacture and supply out so that it can be produced cleanly, and taxed heavily, yet still massively undercut street prices. Impose extremely harsh penalties for supply to minors or any crime which can be linked to its use, and come down very heavily on anyone using machinery (driving etc) whilst under the influence. Sell it clean, cheap and taxed, and all purchases monitored in state pharmacies, with information about effects and dangers given. To buy you must be over 21 and apply for a biometric license, and this opens up your life to scrutiny about your financial circumstances to allow monitoring of potential crime (ie. if a dole-scrounging ex-burglar is feeding a £400/wk habit, where is his money coming from, and if he cannot justify it, he is arrested and investigated). Street-dealing, supply to minors or drug-driving carry long 'hard labour' prison terms. Show some responsibility for your own actions and respect for others, and do as you please.
    Some nice ideas, but why legal age of 21? Why not 18? And a biometric license? Seems like an awfully high cost to implement. Distribution of things like khat, cannabis should be akin to tobacco and sales, they're after all similar. Sell them in shops
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    (Original post by TomInce6666)
    Some nice ideas, but why legal age of 21? Why not 18? And a biometric license? Seems like an awfully high cost to implement. Distribution of things like khat, cannabis should be akin to tobacco and sales, they're after all similar. Sell them in shops
    The tax and profits would easily cover the costs of implementing a controlled distribution model. Given the potential for misuse of these substances, tight control is necessary, but achievable. There would probably be enough revenue to bolster the NHS or provide private health insurance to cover registered users. This is a massive cash-cow just waiting for a government with big enough balls to implement it.
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    (Original post by TheLloyd)
    I know it wont too most, but i know of alot of people who would abuse it because it is legal.
    people abuse alcohol, people abuse caffeine. its not exactly a great justification for banning something.
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    Just legalise coke/mdma instead. I hate smoking anything and I certainly don't want cancer from it. I detest people who smoke all the time(whatever the hell it is)
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    people abuse alcohol, people abuse caffeine. its not exactly a great justification for banning something.
    I know this. I have my own views on cannabis and what i believe the legality of it should be.

    Personally i don't think it should be illegal due to the fact it is less harmful than alcohol and the fact it was illegalised is due to money not medical effects.

    But then i believe that if it was legalised then the government being the government would impose a **** load of tax on it, they would only sell standard weed and pretty much **** up most smokers tastes.

    Hell its easy enough to get hold of.
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    It's natural baby.
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    (Original post by TheLloyd)
    I know this. I have my own views on cannabis and what i believe the legality of it should be.

    Personally i don't think it should be illegal due to the fact it is less harmful than alcohol and the fact it was illegalised is due to money not medical effects.

    But then i believe that if it was legalised then the government being the government would impose a **** load of tax on it, they would only sell standard weed and pretty much **** up most smokers tastes.

    Hell its easy enough to get hold of.
    well I agree with this!
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    Against: Nanny state. Adults should be left to their own devices, unless their activities are directly harmful to others.
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    (Original post by charlottejepsonx)
    I have to have prepared an 'argument' to present to my class tomorrow on the +/- of the current law on cannabis.

    For points AGAINST it being illegal I've mentioned that in 1998, the World Health Organisation suppressed a report which stated that cannabis was safer than tobacco and alcohol, and that it is less addictive. Also, that nobody has died directly from cannabis use, whereas alcohol can cause death by heart attack and alcohol poisoning etc.

    For points FOR it being illegal I've simply got the matter of mental health issues it can supposedly lead to including psychosis, paranoia, depression, insomnia, schitzophrenia.

    Has anyone got any other points I can use for either view? Especially those 'for' cannabis being illegal? Thanks.
    against.
    IMO, it doesn't make a blind bit of difference what science says; nor does it statistical evidence. noone has the right to tell me what I may or may not put into my body.
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    I want it to stay illegal because people who smoke cannabis reek of cat p*ss. How attractive, and I bet they're too high to realise how disgusting they smell.
 
 
 
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