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    With cannabis making major steps, will we see the white stuff join its green cousin in the fields of legality?
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    Hopefully. The idea of the government deciding what people can and can't take in to their own bodies is absurd.
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    Hopefully NOT. Cocaine isn't even in the same league as weed (in terms of what it does to our bodies and addiction etc). Sure, legalise weed but crack... :eek:
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    I've known people on weed who still function in day to day lives. You don't know what coke does a person. It literally destroys them, until they aren't the same person. I don't even what to think what would happen if coke was made available to thousands of kids desperate to experiment. It would be nothing but heartache.
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    Coke is some crazy stuff, so it could take some time before they legalize it.
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    I've known people on weed who still function in day to day lives. You don't know what coke does a person. It literally destroys them, until they aren't the same person. I don't even what to think what would happen if coke was made available to thousands of kids desperate to experiment. It would be nothing but heartache.
    What do you mean heartache?
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    Let's get this straight, cocaine is legal. Just as long as you're a white banker. The only time that you get arrested for cocaine possession is if you're black and live on a council estate. Anyone who doesn't believe me can look for the racial and socio-economic disparities in arrests themselves. Keeping cocaine illegal drives a war in Colombia that kills thousands of people a year, increases the relative harms of the substance, funds criminal gangs, and completely fails as a deterrent. It's about time that people recognise that drug prohibition is not just ineffective, but dangerous.
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    No. I doubt cannabis will be legal any time soon either, thankfully.
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    No. I doubt cannabis will be legal any time soon either, thankfully.
    Why so bigoted?
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    (Original post by n00)
    Why so bigoted?
    I'm not bigoted.
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    I'm not bigoted.
    Well you certainly sound like you are.
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    (Original post by n00)
    Well you certainly sound like you are.
    You think I'm bigoted because I don't think cannabis legalisation would be a benefit to society? Ok.
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    (Original post by n00)
    Well you certainly sound like you are.
    I don't think that's quite bigotry, just expressing his opinion.

    On the plus side of legalising it:
    higher tax revenue (yay)
    a huge kick in the pants to the criminal syndicates hauling it for cash.
    cheaper price of cocaine (£70 a gram in some places O_O (I am not a consumer of cocaine ) )
    higher demand for rehab centres - so they can combat other illegal drugs as well.
    on the negative:
    drug enforcement agency equivalent in UK have much less work to do
    NHS bill sky rockets.
    the start up cost for the rehab centre.
    The addiction and subsequent damage to a large number of the public. Could see it as a benefit to evolution and that they become the deterrent but that's too cold a reason.

    Honestly, as much as I like the idea of legalising drugs, cocaine would just cause too much damage for society. idealism should not breach realism
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    You think I'm bigoted because I don't think cannabis legalisation would be a benefit to society? Ok.
    Yes, you always trun up in these kind of threads and your objections always seem entirely baseless so I can only assume it must be down to prejudice.
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    (Original post by tearteto)
    I don't think that's quite bigotry, just expressing his opinion.
    Sure you might get that impression from just that post, but this poster is a regular to these type of threads and his opinion seems to be based on nothing but prejudice.

    (Original post by tearteto)
    Honestly, as much as I like the idea of legalising drugs, cocaine would just cause too much damage for society. idealism should not breach realism
    In reality prohibition doesn't stop people using drugs so it is prohibition that is based on idealistic principles. Prohibition doesn't prevent people from using cocaine so why would legalising it cause too much damage for society?
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    (Original post by TheAnusFiles)
    With cannabis making major steps, will we see the white stuff join its green cousin in the fields of legality?

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    (Original post by SamUKG97)
    hahahahahaha you're an idiot. So you're saying the only people to ever get arrested for cocaine possession happen to be black and live on a council estate?
    Fool.
    It's an exaggeration. The statistics do suggest a pretty large racial disparity in drug offences. Blacks are 6 times as likely to be stopped and searched, 6 times as likely to be arrested and are much more likely to convicted when arrested.
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    (Original post by SocialistIC)
    It's an exaggeration. The statistics do suggest a pretty large racial disparity in drug offences. Blacks are 6 times as likely to be stopped and searched, 6 times as likely to be arrested and are much more likely to convicted when arrested.
    These types certainly seem to have impunity.
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    (Original post by n00)
    These types certainly seem to have impunity.
    Of course. It's in no-one's interest to lock up Osborne - white, right-wing, privately-educated people are all high up in the power structure. The drug laws are about locking up who's outside of the structure and is therefore potentially dangerous to it, while using drugs as an excuse.
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    Stop talking about politics and get back to cocaine
 
 
 
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