Global cannabis legalisation watch

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by ska invita, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    I suppose the only good thing about yesterday is weed is now legal for recreational use in every state on the West coast from Alaska to San Diego. And its being made legal for recreational use here in BC next year (if Trudeau keeps his promises). I feel a road trip coming on. Smoke my Brexit/Trump blues away.
     
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  2. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

  3. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Bat country! But I seem to recall that involved a little more than weed. :D
     
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  4. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    You haven't seen what's in the glove box yet! But we're making progress. I love that book. The opening few paragraphs are iconic.
     
  5. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

     
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  6. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Hi fellows/lassies, I have been social worker I guess now for about 16 years in Ontario Canada and many native kids never get to smoke pot but rely n "huffing" --glue in bags. They lack the funds to even buy pot.

    Yeah, I see the pot cafes opened ng up in Kingston nesting Ontario. But I would prefer real opium that I could smoke. It is the only thing that has taken me out of this ongoing depression for 28 years-- never mind about your marijuana, please allow those who are desperately sad to help themselves.
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  8. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    It's going to take ages to get all the T's crossed, etc. There was a business conference here in Vancouver (related to the new commercial opportunities in cannabis) a couple of months ago with Tommy Chong in attendance. Tickets were exorbitantly expensive. All the heads were complaining about weed going corporate. Which it probably will. One big issue is edibles which look like kids sweets when out the packaging (which is a fair point). But while saying all that...WEED'S BEING LEGALISED!!!! :cool:
     
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  9. spliff

    spliff New Member

  10. spliff

    spliff New Member

  11. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

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  12. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    The reposte to this line of thinking (legal = approval = more of this sort of thing) is to ask them if they approve of people having a wank while thinking about their mother-in-law. When they confirm that they don't approve, ask what length of custodial sentence it should attract and how we can stamp it out.
     
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  13. spliff

    spliff New Member

    Was just looking at the comments on DFail ^^^ link
     
  14. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    I think a better line of attack would involve alcohol. It's perfectly legal to quietly sit at home and drink yourself to death, even though sensible types agree that people shouldn't be doing that. Nevertheless, it happens. Prohibiting alcohol wouldn't stop it happening, and in fact would make it more likely to happen because people wouldn't stop drinking (no more than drug prohibition stops them from taking drugs), but would instead drink alcohol procured from illegal sources, which have fewer reasons to care about things like antifreeze or methanol getting in the mix.

    The 1930s US had alcohol prohibition. It was also a period notable for its organised crime. This was absolutely not a mere coincidence.
     
  15. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

  16. spliff

    spliff New Member

  17. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

  18. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  19. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

  20. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

  21. spliff

    spliff New Member

  22. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    It's a complicated issue though.


    ETA: I didn't emigrate for the weed. But fuuuuuck. This year kind of by accident i've ended up in the soon to be legalised centre of the weed universe. BC ships weed to Humble county.
     
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  23. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

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  24. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    I've seen more than one bullshit story doing the rounds on Facebook claiming that Trump will legalise weed. Why the fuck do these stories exist and why do their authors think that anyone will believe them?
     
  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    stoned?
     
  26. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    I dunno about anyone else, but no amount of THC is going to make me believe in the possibility of Trump legalising weed. That sort of thing is full-blown delusion in my book. Maaaaaaybe some kind of powerful hallucinogen like acid or mushrooms would do the trick, but considering that when I was last on shrooms, the mere sight of GW Bush talking normally on YouTube was enough to send me into hysterical laughter, I doubt it very much.
     
  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  28. spliff

    spliff New Member

    Uruguay to sell cannabis in pharmacies from July - BBC News

     
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  29. TomUS

    TomUS non-resident

    War on drugs is back with a vengeance with Trump's attorney general.....turning back the clock continues.
    "How Jeff Sessions Wants To Bring Back the War on Drugs"
     
  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I wonder what internal fights would have to happen for that to pass? Id like to think the boat has sailed
     
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