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Cannabis legalization has gone seriously mainstream
07-27-2014, 07:55 PM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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New York Times calls for marijuanna legalizatio

Quote:"It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished," the newspaper said.

"It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol. The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana."

Noting that the editorial board reached its conclusion after much discussion, The Times described the social costs of marijuana laws as "vast."


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07-27-2014, 08:00 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Funny you posted that Kreeper, I noted earlier and mentioned to JR that both our local news and Swedish news picked up this story.

07-27-2014, 08:15 PM #3
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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I never thought Id see this day back in 70s. I dont partake anymore, but if it ever becomes legal here in my state, I certainly will be growing acres of it.

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07-28-2014, 04:39 AM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Idiotic leaders deciding what we can and cannot do with our bodies.
07-31-2014, 05:36 AM #5
Ruby Wolf Member
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Too many people running around happy and high all day are not easy to manipulate and control...

07-31-2014, 06:53 AM #6
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Although I don't support recreational use, NO ONE should go to jail or be fined for using it unless they are operating a motor vehicle.

Cannabis oil is great medicine.

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07-31-2014, 09:02 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(07-27-2014, 08:00 PM)Octo Wrote:  Funny you posted that Kreeper, I noted earlier and mentioned to JR that both our local news and Swedish news picked up this story.


Amazing. Sweden needs to grow the hell up, their policies are draconian. It was only demonized for the sake of the timber industry, big pharma, the oil industry, and plastics.
As far as here, what a strange deal. They legalized it for medical use, but the article ran one day before pulling it from the newspaper. lol.gif They govern via lack of information here.
So much brainwashing up here about it... it's classified like heroin. rofl.gif We used it medicinally, recreationally and for food for millions of years, it was outlawed in the 30's by big business lining the pockets of lawmakers pushing demonization of an innocuous substance for their own personal gain.
It's only been illegal for 80 or so years.
Then there are these goofy Christian do gooders who think somehow it's wrong or immoral. They should check the Bible.
What do you think that 'anointing oil' was made from? Too many inconvenient truths about it.
Legislators worth their salt owe it to themselves to educate themselves. Here they pretend to be worried about alcohol consumption - In reality it's a money making cow keeping it State owned monopoly.
If they were REALLY concerned about public health, it would already be offered as a legal alternative, taxed and sold in Stores like Tobacco and Beer.
So many arcane laws here, you can't even get an aspirin without going to the pharmacy. The 21st century is calling and politicians are all victims of an 'education' indoctrination that told them it was the end of the world.
People don't like to give up their lies and prejudice. They will cling tightly to horse hockey rather than embrace the truth.

07-31-2014, 02:42 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
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This goes right back to the same damn thing...

Someone cant make a f###en dime without tptb getting their cut...

And if they dont get their pieces of everyone elses monetary actions its made illegal...

Because in reality tptb dont really give a friggin damn if someone is a drug addict and tptb dont really give a damn if someone is a prostitute ect ect...

But what they really do give a very big damn about is someone else making money without them getting some of it and thats why those and other things are made illegal...

We cant even have a god damn yard sale around here trying to make a few bucks without first going down town and paying some money to the city officials for buying a permit...

And if we dont robotically cough up some cash for them first the mutha f###en new world order cops will actually arrive and shut our yard sale down...

Tptb will treat you like a demonized wild rabid animal on the loose and f###en round you up by force and drag you away and hurl you into a steel f###en cage just like the nazi gestapo schutzstaffel emulating bastards they so obviously are...

What a frightening and disheartening and faith shattering greed driven sick joke...


Quote: European authorities look upon the United States with contempt and Vivien Stern of King’s College said ”The U.S. pursues the war on drugs with an ignorant fanaticism.”

America prides itself for being a leader in many things as a nation.

But one statistic that we should not be proud of is the fact that the United States, the “land of the free”, imprisons more people than any other country on the planet, including China!

The U.S. has over 2.3 million people behind bars while China, with 4 times the population has only 1.6 million.

That’s right, with only 5% of the world’s population the U.S. incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners.

People are imprisoned for things like writing bad checks and drug use that wouldn’t even get a prison sentence in many countries.

In 2007 the Department of Justice reported that there were 1,841,182 drug arrests in the United States;

The report also stated that there were more drug abuse arrests than any other category of offenses.

Marijuana arrests accounted for 47.4% of the drug abuse arrests.

This allows us to estimate that about 872,720 persons were arrested for marijuana offenses.

Eighty-nine percent of these arrests were for possession.

The 2007 arrest data is even worse than 2006 when 829,627 people were arrested for marijuana.


07-31-2014, 04:11 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, while two states, Colorado and Washington, now allow recreational use. Alaska and Oregon are set to vote on legalization for recreational use in November, while supporters of full legalization in the nation's capital say they have enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.


Quote:Initiative 502 defined and legalized small amounts of marijuana-related products for adults 21 and over, taxes them and designates the revenue for healthcare and substance-abuse prevention and education. As noted at RCW 69.50.101, cannabis is still classified as a schedule I controlled substance under federal law and subject to federal prosecution under the doctrine of dual sovereignty. Possession by anyone younger than 21, possession of larger amounts, and the growing of unlicensed or unregulated marijuana remains illegal under state law.


Oh, so that is why they are trying to imply that school children are increasing their use of MJ...but as per the article above...they really are not.
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08-24-2014, 03:10 PM #10
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European Citizens' Initiative: Weed like to talk

Subject matter:

A European solution to a European issue : legalizing cannabis. The ECI Weed like to talk aims at making the EU adopt a common policy on the control and regulation of cannabis production, use and sale.

Main objectives:

There is currently a heterogeneous legal map as regards cannabis policies in the EU. The question of coherence and discrimination is worth asking. A common policy on the control and regulation of cannabis production, use and sale would: ( a ) ensure equality before the law and non-discrimination of all EU citizens; ( b ) protect consumers and monitor health security; ( c ) end cannabis trafficking. Let’s leap toward the legalization of cannabis and the harmonization of national legislations accross the EU.


Website of this proposed citizens’ initiative: http://weedliketotalk.wix.com/wltt

To support a European Citizens' Initiative, you must be an EU citizen (national of an EU member state) and be old enough to vote in European Parliament elections (18 except Austria where the voting age is 16).

For more information on the rules and conditions for the European Citizens' Initiative: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative

Support this initiative: https://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative...c/index.do
Esoteric Show this Post
08-24-2014, 03:24 PM #11
Esoteric Incognito Anonymous
I just wish they'd hurry up and legalise crystal meth.
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08-24-2014, 03:30 PM #12
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
(08-24-2014, 03:24 PM)Esoteric Wrote:  I just wish they'd hurry up and legalise crystal meth.

What are you waiting for? Start collecting names already won't you
08-25-2014, 12:13 AM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Medical marijuana should have been legalized long ago, so we'd know more about it's efficacy.



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