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How much crack was Teresa May smoking when she put forward this new legal high law? watch

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    A big fat Charlie Sheen sized 7g rock of pure sheltered-Christian-moron-crack
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    16.67%
    1g rock of I-need-to-look-like-I'm-actually-doing-something-important-crack
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    25.00%
    0.5g of let's-please-all-the-old-Tory-busybody-parents-crack
    1
    8.33%
    0.1g of I-don't-know-f-all-about-drugs-but-I'll-give-this-a-shot-crack
    0
    0%
    2g of keep-the-Whitehouse-spirit-alive-crack
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    0%
    2lbs of her-own-arse-crack
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    50.00%

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    How much was the old hen buzzing on in-order to think this was a good idea?
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    Banning things always works though. Just look at... erm... errr... Well it just works, don't question it.
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    In all honesty I Would rather Drugs be against the law, And even though you may be able to quote or say that crime decreases and it is better I would rather a society that sees drugs as a disgusting thing to do opposed to something easy and not so bad
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    In all honesty I Would rather Drugs like that including weed be against the law, And even though you may be able to quote or say that crime decreases and it is better I would rather a society that mostly sees drugs like that as a disgusting thing to do opposed to something easy and not so bad
    Perhaps if you took drugs you would be able to write legible sentences. Like some weird reverse effect.
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    Can't say I'm an expert on the matter; I'd consider myself generally pro-drugs if they're considered safe however, I know people people my age (young) who have died from legal highs so I would welcome any attempt to limit their ease of access.
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    (Original post by Starstriker)
    Can't say I'm an expert on the matter; I'd consider myself generally pro-drugs if they're considered safe however, I know people people my age (young) who have died from legal highs so I would welcome any attempt to limit their ease of access.
    Any attempt... really? An attempt that involves banning every psychoactive drug other than alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine?
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    Perhaps if you took drugs you would be able to write legible sentences. Like some weird reverse effect.
    sorry, awfully tired and multitasking.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    In all honesty I Would rather Drugs be against the law, And even though you may be able to quote or say that crime decreases and it is better I would rather a society that sees drugs as a disgusting thing to do opposed to something easy and not so bad
    I don't understand. You'd rather drugs be against the law, even if making them against the law causes more people to use them, more people to get addicted to them, more people to commit crime, and more people to die from them?

    But........ why?

    (Original post by Starstriker)
    Can't say I'm an expert on the matter; I'd consider myself generally pro-drugs if they're considered safe however, I know people people my age (young) who have died from legal highs so I would welcome any attempt to limit their ease of access.
    Maybe you should move to Ireland then. They introduced this exact same law in 2010. Deaths due to legal highs increased threefold, the number of people using them went from 16% to 22% (highest in the EU by far), and they're just as easy, if not easier, to access.

    But hey, at least they attempted something!

    To address the OP though, she knows full well that this law is ridiculous and won't help anyone. She doesn't care, because it's purely pandering to her clueless anti-science voters.
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    I think the problem is the perception for some people that legal=safe when it isn't the case.

    However criminalisation has failed for every other drug and there's nothing to suggest it will work for legal highs. In all likelihood criminals will simply buy them from the same places abroad that the head shops did before but smuggle them in instead.
 
 
 
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