Seeing that marriage equality is looking to be a fait accompli has me thinking about what the next great civil rights struggle will be.
An interesting development from across the Atlantic; for the first time in a national Pew Poll, a majority of Americans support legalising marijuana.
To me, that and marriage equality seem entirely consistent with the position that in 2013 people want the government to get the hell out of our bedrooms and living rooms, and stop getting in the way of people engaging in something that harms no other and may benefit the person doing it.
The people of 2013 are far better educated and connected than they've ever been before; we don't need a benevolent big brother to make decisions about our sex lives, about our marriage status and about what we choose to put in our body to change our consciousness.
Will Marijuana legalisation be the next gay marriage? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-04-2013 05:16
- 09-04-2013 22:30
With marijuana being legalised in both Colorado and California hopefully the UK will get on board and realise we can make our own decisions!
- 09-04-2013 22:34
If by that you mean it will also continue to be illegal thing...then yes, I hope so.
- 09-04-2013 22:36
So many variables, though.
Just weed? All drugs? All soft drugs? Reclassification of controlled substances (because there is no logical reason for magic mushrooms being punishable more harshly than ketamine).
Legalisation or decriminalisation? I'd be hugely in favour of decriminalisation, but I don't fancy Tesco value mandy.
- 10-04-2013 23:01