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Should Cannabis be legal watch

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    (Original post by NeonSkies)
    It smells awful that's why I hate it, it's worse than cigarettes IMO.
    I find that insulting and offensive. It smells like gods vagina, i could just bask in the smell forever
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    (Original post by edd360)
    I find that insulting and offensive. It smells like gods vagina, i could just bask in the smell forever
    I'll ask you to confirm you're cunnilingus of God or retract your statement, sir!
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    god made the herb of the earth for man and the seed of the earth for the animals, rastafari is a religion, if your christian then the only difference between your faith and the rastafari faith is the fact they take that above comment literally, along with a few others made in the bible, and they believe hailie selasilie was a reincarnation
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    (Original post by edd360)
    I find that insulting and offensive. It smells like gods vagina, i could just bask in the smell forever
    Well sorry but I personally find the smell of cannabis insulting, it gets on my clothes and feels horrible so people who openly smoke it in public are being selfish. In fairness, so are cigarette smokers.

    Not sure about legalisation tbh, it would encourage people who sell it illegally to go through other, worse channels to make money.
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    (Original post by NeonSkies)
    Well sorry but I personally find the smell of cannabis insulting, it gets on my clothes and feels horrible so people who openly smoke it in public are being selfish. In fairness, so are cigarette smokers.

    Not sure about legalisation tbh, it would encourage people who sell it illegally to go through other, worse channels to make money.
    I was joking and tbf that is a reasonable point to make. But lets say hypothetically i cant stand the smell of some purfumes. Girls who practically bath in perfume will smell just as noticeably as a smoker, so arent they being selfish?

    You could literally say that about anything. If I don't like the smell of curry are my flatmates being selfish if they cook curry and stink out the flat with it? I wouldnt really say so. Do you not think it is just as selfish of you to expect me not to smoke because you dont like the smell of it?
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    most people who sell green dont do it coz they are desperate for money, threse no bloody money in selling it, proper criminals who sell drugs for an income will not be doing it by selling just green, theyl sell coke or something where big money can be made. plus people will still be able to sell it illegally when it is legalised, why buy 2 gram for 20 quid when you can have 7 gram for 20 quid....it happens in the dam and no doubt will happen here if it does ever become legal
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    (Original post by edd360)
    I was joking and tbf that is a reasonable point to make. But lets say hypothetically i cant stand the smell of some purfumes. Girls who practically bath in perfume will smell just as noticeably as a smoker, so arent they being selfish?

    You could literally say that about anything. If I don't like the smell of curry are my flatmates being selfish if they cook curry and stink out the flat with it? I wouldnt really say so. Do you not think it is just as selfish of you to expect me not to smoke because you dont like the smell of it?
    I think most non-smokers hate the smell of smoking, and food is a necessity so I wouldn't really mind the smell of that as it won't harm you, it would make everyone else hungry more than anything!

    Have to agree with the perfume thing though, guys who bathe in Lynx and girls who do the same in perfume are a bit OTT.

    I don't think it's an unreasonable request for people to be asked not to smoke in confined spaces because there is nowhere for the smoke to go, however if in public in a wide open space I don't see the issue.
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    neonskies needs a bong
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    Honestly I love weed and I cant wait for it to be legalised but in my opinion it would have to be a 2 step process.

    First we would need to adopt to Medical Marajuina system that they have in the states. Just to ease people into the idea that it is a good thing.

    Then it should be legalised after that, along with growing.

    And there is no should, only when. The arguments for keeping it legal...well I dont know any that have been justified well enough for me to agreee
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    Weed only has serious damaging effects in under 16y/olds (or at least that's what the evidence suggests). The fact that the drug is illegal actually makes young people MORE likely to use it: Illegal drug dealers don't care about age as long as they pay up. If it was legalised and regulated, use in under 16's will decrease (See Portugal, where this is the case). Obviously there will still be some cases of under age use, but it will be far more insignificant.

    Personally, I'd like to see a society where alcohol and cannabis swapped places, with alcohol being the more taboo drug and cannabis being the drug of choice. If everyone smoked a few joints instead of drinking a few pints on the weekend, the money and time spent by police on anti-social behaviour would plummet.

    Furthermore on the point of crime, I know in Canada 4/5ths of their anti-drug policing funds goes against Cannabis. I assume it isn't dissimilar in other countries. If this changed, millions of pounds could be saved, and re-directed to helping the victims of truly damaging drugs such as heroin.

    On the point of money, not only would millions be saved worldwide on cracking down on the crime and then storing barons in cells, but as mentioned by others, the tax revenues will tick into the millions.

    In terms of the health of the stuff, it's a lot more healthy than alcohol or tobacco. Some research shows that it's actually not carcinogenic to smoke it (though it's still not great for your lungs). It's been used as a medicine for about 3000 years. Smoking it a lot does slow your brain down noticeably, and does increase your chances (by about 1% usually) of becoming a victim of mental disorders, but it's nonsensical that cannabis remains illegal when tobacco and alcohol which have been shown to be far more damaging remain legal. The fact that drug-lords control the production of weed is the main cause of damage from cannabis, as they often add other damaging substances like glass to the weed. The truth is no one has ever died of purely smoking weed, except in super rare cases of allergic reactions.
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    meh i dont think any drugs including alcohol and tobacco should be legal
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    No drugs should be legal or encouraged.
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    I think it should be legalised, but it won't ever be because there is a link between marijuana and schizophrenia...
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    Yes:

    - Reduction of criminal activity - less stuff on the black market
    - Govt. can sell, so get a huge amount of taxes
    - Cannabis will be safer if the Govt. sells it
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    The only advantage of legalisation would be to take the profits out of the dealers hands. But this could only happen if the entire process was completely Government controlled. So the government would be growing it processing it and selling it, sure this would make a good income. But smoking anything, even cannabis has been shown to cause lung damage. It does not make sense in a country with socialised health care for the Government to sell something which can damage people's health thus causing expense to the NHS.

    And we've already done that with Alcohol and Tobacco, why cause the same problems again. Tobacco costs the NHS millions, yet it brings in money through taxation, and despite the overall loss (costs more than it brings in) it cannot be removed as it is relied on as a source of income by the Government.
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    (Original post by xEndeavors)
    No. :no:

    EDIT: Bracing myself for the neg reps

    EDIT (again): Here they are!
    Perhaps you got negged because you failed to back up your opinion, why do you think it should remain illegal?
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    Yes for medicinal purposes (pain killer) only if naturally grown with out adding anything else and in tablet form if they can do that :ninja:
    I can't understand how alcohol can be legalised and cannabis can't. It's got far worse effects.
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    Cannabis should remain illegal. It's a dangerous drug that has serious health consequences, ones that far outweigh any of the effects of smoking. It exists purely to satisfy the monetary needs of criminals in the drugs trade. Anyone that says that it helps seriously ill people and should be used in hospitals are speaking rubbish as well. There's not enough research to suggest anything. Why are we even having this discussio? Of course it should be illegal.
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    (Original post by Ben Butler)
    Cannabis should remain illegal. It's a dangerous drug that has serious health consequences, ones that far outweigh any of the effects of smoking. It exists purely to satisfy the monetary needs of criminals in the drugs trade. Anyone that says that it helps seriously ill people and should be used in hospitals are speaking rubbish as well. There's not enough research to suggest anything. Why are we even having this discussio? Of course it should be illegal.
    most of this post is wrong its scientific fact that cannabis has very minimal health consequences if anything it helps with health problems.

    you only say this because of the media ramming it down your throat that all drugs are illegal for a reason
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    Only problem with cannabis is its carcinogen content but that can be solved with a filter.
 
 
 
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