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    (Original post by garethbale)
    gReAT tell Theresa fu*cking May then to sort our her weed market
    That... not how it works, dude...
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    (Original post by Kandiman)
    That... not how it works, dude...
    that gal will keep the tree all to herself smh
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    (Original post by garethbale)
    well what you think 'common sense' is isn't what it is

    smoke a blunt and try again
    No thanks, I made a vow that I wouldn't try recreational drugs. I've observed that the majority of the people that I know who have tried marijuana are now addicted to it. While purely anecdotal, this is approximately 20 people.
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    (Original post by garethbale)
    some 'Muslims' have been terrorists.

    you're then basically saying the 'vast majority' of Muslims are terrorists...
    reeee
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    (Original post by HotDetermination)
    Generally, the majority of the things you could list aren't as easy to get addicted to as marijuana. If I eat one chocolate bar, I'm probably not going to become addicted to it. The same thing can not be said for marijuana.
    Have you ever heard of a chocoholic?

    Chocolate is full of sugar and sugar is an addiction, I know for a fact that sugar activates the reward center in our brain much the same way that drugs do, and provokes similar cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

    The more chocolate or sweets we eat the more we are reinforcing those neuropathways, causing the brain to become increasingly hardwired to crave sugar.

    So you might not be addicted after one chocolate bar, but after a certain period of time you will become dependant on sugar like a drug.


    Have you ever actually smoked marijuana?

    I did once, and I am not addicted, one puff will not make someone addicted, but if the person abuses the substance then it can lead to a craving and addiction.

    So my point still stands, if you smoke marijuana in moderation then you will be fine but if abused just like anything else it can lead to an addiction.

    The same can be said for porn.
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    (Original post by HERMES Paris)
    Have you ever heard of a chocoholic?

    Chocolate is full of sugar and sugar is an addiction, I know for a fact that sugar activates the reward center in our brain much the same way that drugs do, and provokes similar cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

    The more chocolate or sweets we eat the more we are reinforcing those neuropathways, causing the brain to become increasingly hardwired to crave sugar.

    So you might not be addicted after one chocolate bar, but after a certain period of time you will become dependant on sugar like a drug.


    Have you ever actually smoked marijuana?

    I did once, and I am not addicted, one puff will not make someone addicted, but if the person abuses the substance then it can lead to a craving and addiction.

    So my point still stands, if you smoke marijuana in moderation then you will be fine but if abused just like anything else it can lead to an addiction.

    The same can be said for porn.
    I'm not denying the fact that one can become addicted to chocolate. My point is this risk is severely lower than the the risk of becoming addicted to marijuana. Not everyone is the same as you. A lot of people will become addicted after smoking one joint. I also don't agree with porn.
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    (Original post by 0lut0)
    They could be Police use it as a reason to search people so it doesn't look like they've searched people for no reason. It's their gateway to searching people for other things basically.
    Sounds like you know a lot about policing; you know all their secrets. Do our nefarious overlords let you into those Bilderberg get-togethers?

    27% of stops and searches are unlawful, according to Govt stats. The police don't need the excuse of marijuana to search you. They don't need any excuse at all.
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    (Original post by HotDetermination)
    I'm not denying the fact that one can become addicted to chocolate. My point is this risk is severely lower than the the risk of becoming addicted to marijuana. Not everyone is the same as you. A lot of people will become addicted after smoking one joint. I also don't agree with porn.
    Marijuana addiction is very rare but it is a real issue.

    And how do you know they are addicted?

    Maybe they have anxiety and use it to control their anxiety, or to relieve themselves of pain or depression.

    There are many other reasons why someone might smoke weed aside from addiction.

    It helps and can be beneficial rather than a poison like cigarettes.
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    No way!
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    No absolutely pathetic
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    In terms of long term and short term effects, it's not that different to alcohol. Get high now and then and you're fine, get addicted and you're in trouble. Only major difference is a weed habit is more expensive what with it being illegal, and you can only really get treatment for weed addiction after ending up in prison.

    Legalise it, you remove stigma, make it cheaper for the consumer and make it easier to get help if it ends up ruining your life somehow. Could even test its medical uses easier and tax it if you wanted. There's not really any downsides.

    (Original post by ax7fold)
    It depends on the person, i smoked my first joint with another guy. He is a meth head who works in mc d and Im studying law and havnt touched another drug. Blanketing everyone as smoking weed as unstable and dependent is as stupid as calling all Muslims terrorists.
    If you take marijuana dealing and make it an actual legitimate legal business the stigma wouldn't exist. Problem is with it being illegal, your weed dealer probly knows how to hook you up with harder stuff that has far more serious health concerns.
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    They should legalize prostitution well they are at it as well.

    Make it safer and healthier for both parties and would be another huge boost to the tax revenue.
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    (Original post by HERMES Paris)
    Marijuana addiction is very rare but it is a real issue.

    And how do you know they are addicted?

    Maybe they have anxiety and use it to control their anxiety, or to relieve themselves of pain or depression.

    There are many other reasons why someone might smoke weed aside from addiction.

    It helps and can be beneficial rather than a poison like cigarettes.
    Hold the phone, there is no way marijuana addiction isn't rare. They're addicted to the drug if they smoke it too much. The people who use it to help relieve themselves should go and speak to their GP for more practical, effective advice. It may help, but they have to keep paying for it and they'll probably become addicted. Yes, not everyone smokes weed because they're addicted, but the fact of the matter is there are some who smoke because they're addicted. Should we just ignore these people and say legalising it is for the best. I'm opposed to cigarettes, and in most cases it isn't beneficial.
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    Either work on trafficking (they won't)

    criminalise cigarettes and alcohol

    or legalise and regulate it!?

    It's only trafficked because it's illegal. You don't traffick what's legal...you don't smuggle bottles of water into school do you? It's the lightest drug it is yet one of the most stringently penalised drugs wtf..
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    I like getting high, i'd like it even more if I wasn't supporting sketchy people by buying their drugs. But life goes on I guess.
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    (Original post by Kandiman)
    Absolutely not. I used to smoke, I'm not against smoking weed, but making it legally available would be a disaster. We're already gearing up to lose the foreign workforce post-Brexit and, in my experience, the British workforce are lazy enough as it is. They don't need more incentive to do nothing.
    If anything we need weed to survive post-brexit. Marijuana sales totalled $6.7 Billion in 2016 in the USA...they are making the right moves.
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    (Original post by Lemon Haze)
    If anything we need weed to survive post-brexit. Marijuana sales totalled $6.7 Billion in 2016 in the USA...they are making the right moves.
    The difference is that Americans will still have an immigrant workforce. We won't.
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    (Original post by HotDetermination)
    Hold the phone, there is no way marijuana addiction isn't rare. They're addicted to the drug if they smoke it too much. The people who use it to help relieve themselves should go and speak to their GP for more practical, effective advice. It may help, but they have to keep paying for it and they'll probably become addicted. Yes, not everyone smokes weed because they're addicted, but the fact of the matter is there are some who smoke because they're addicted. Should we just ignore these people and say legalising it is for the best. I'm opposed to cigarettes, and in most cases it isn't beneficial.
    Your knowledge is very limited, Cannabis is not physically addictive such as Nicotine, Meth or Heroin for example. however, Cannabis can be physiologically addictive...which any item, drug or activity that gives pleasure can be. Therefore Cannabis is only as addictive as sex, chocolate, Netflix and video games are.
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    (Original post by 0lut0)
    They could be Police use it as a reason to search people so it doesn't look like they've searched people for no reason. It's their gateway to searching people for other things basically.
    Your logic is a bit flawed since the drug marijuana is illegal. The whole point about stop and searches is to reveal weapons and other illegal items so if a police officer stopped you since they suspected that you had some contraband, then they would be doing it for a reason (as they would need reasonable grounds to execute the stop and search).
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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    They should legalize prostitution well they are at it as well.

    Make it safer and healthier for both parties and would be another huge boost to the tax revenue.
    Newsflash, bud. Prostitution is already legal.
 
 
 
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