Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by ska invita, Nov 8, 2012.
Next you'll be wanting jam on it.
Don't know how pot is classified in the UK but in America it's a "schedule 1 controlled substance"......the same as heroin. As the DEA says:
The people in 4 states and DC disagree. The neanderthals are gradually losing.
Class B in the UK, along with speed & ket
Class A is equivalent to Schedule 1, that's where heroin, cocaine & LSD are in the UK.
There seems to be alot of cannabis related noise in the media at the moment. A sign?
The dam is about to break innit.
The war on drugs is as effective as the war on terror, when will they learn ?
Anyway it's only ever been about the opium
Well, I'd like to not have to smoke soapbar... All I'm saying on the matter. Turkish/morroccan/Nepalese hash is gold.
I found this in the Business section on the BBC website.
Edited to add, this is my 5000th post it seems. (Thanks FM)
The guy who filed it is Jon Bruning, our Attorney General. To give you an idea about his character, he's famous for referring to welfare recipients as "scrabbling raccoons." They're claiming that legalization in Colorado costs the surrounding states more in enforcement costs. If you look at the 2014 stats, it shows that marijuana arrests are down by 50% in Nebraska. In other words, he's a lying sack of crap. Its costing us less.
So Washington is still legal? Cool! I live 10 miles from the border!
lol at that police tape!
Things are looking good in Colorado according to Police 1 year after legislation
$60 million in tax revenue!
edit - that stat has been fact checked here: http://libertycrier.com/colorado-ga...-million-previously-spent-fighting-marijuana/
It's been a terrible disaster. Several children and dogs have accidentally eaten cannabis food when this NEVER happened before (or at least no news agency wrote an article on it).
We have yet to see if the terrible consequences in Portugal will be repeated: lower chronic use with slightly higher occasional use - TERRIFYING!
OMG mostly the same things which happened with alcohol at the end of Prohibition - run!
Associated Press= CANBERRA, Australia (AP) â The case of an Australian father who is facing prison for allegedly giving his cancer-stricken 2-year-old daughter cannabis to relieve her pain has triggered a groundswell of momentum for a campaign to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the country.
The 30-year-old father, who cannot be named under Australian law, was arrested outside his daughter's hospital in Brisbane on Jan. 2 for allegedly putting cannabis oil in her food. He was charged with supplying a dangerous drug to a minor and faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
An online petition calling on the Queensland state Premier Campbell Newman to intervene on the father's behalf had more than 155,000 supporters on Thursday.
Sen. Richard Di Natale, health spokesman for the minor Greens Party, a leading advocate for legal medical marijuana and a former doctor, said the case is helping turn Australians against a blanket ban on marijuana.
"I've been surprised that the issue (medical marijuana) within the Australian community is as big an issue as it clearly is," Di Natale said Thursday.
At the father's first court appearance, a magistrate released him on bail but barred him from any contact with his daughter, who was recently diagnosed with advanced neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that is almost exclusive to babies and children.
The court relaxed the father's bail conditions last week, allowing him to visit his daughter in the hospital under medical supervision. He is to return to court on Feb. 23. He has yet to enter a plea.
A small crowd of medical cannabis advocates held a rally outside last week's court session. A small group of mothers of terminally ill children held a similar demonstration this week outside the state health department.
"As a mom, all I want is quality of life for my child because the drugs have just done nothing for him," said demonstrator Rozanne Burley, whose teenage son has a form of intractable epilepsy called Dravet's syndrome.
I just hope the pendulum has enough momentum this time. It seems to. Germany is the key. If they make steps, then it must be finally happening.
Sorry, not really a reader of the thread so apologies if has been posted, but I went to a screening of this film tonight, The Culture High.. worth a watch if you want to spend the couple of quid to see it. A well made film that covers the the arguments well and a positive contribution
From Director/Writer Brett Harvey comes “The Culture High”, a riveting story that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing pot laws.
Aussie state gives go-ahead to medicinal cannabis trial
Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use
Weed is now legal in Alaska and DC is set to become the next place where it is legalised.
Watch the cases of schizophrenia soar.
A sweet story about Uruguay's outgoing President and old cars.
Placed in this thread because of the last paragraph.
Not really a setback, but more an indication of how legalisation can open the way to new forms of legislation and control. (Did Foucault smoke?)
Fleeing suspects dump bales of marijuana overboard:
Shockingly not all of the bales were recovered.
Not cannabis but I find it amusing.
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