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To think cannabis should be legal?

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RainbowsAndCrystals Sun 08-Oct-17 12:40:52

Just came back from a week in Amsterdam.

I very occasionally smoke weed. It was just so nice to be able to sit outside, drink coffee and smoke with no judgment.

I saw hardly any police the entire time I wasn't there. Never felt unsafe.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 08-Oct-17 12:42:54

All drugs should be legalises IMO

fantasmasgoria1 Sun 08-Oct-17 12:43:40

I agree! Be better quality and amount will be the same for everyone!

PaperdollCartoon Sun 08-Oct-17 12:44:30

Agreed. Regulate and tax it. No reason whatsoever for it to be illegal when alcohol is legal.

Teddy7878 Sun 08-Oct-17 12:45:09

I also agree. As long as people use it responsibly I think it causes a lot less harm than binge drinking!
It can also help so many people suffering from chronic pain every day

WorraLiberty Sun 08-Oct-17 12:45:18

I would have no problem with it being made legal

Mind you I can't stand the smell, as it makes me heave.

WorraLiberty Sun 08-Oct-17 12:46:58

This made me laugh though OP

"I saw hardly any police the entire time I wasn't there"

No wonder you didn't see the police if you wasn't there grin torch

nowt Sun 08-Oct-17 12:47:01

I think so, yes. I'm not about to go campaigning for it, but I really can't make a case for it to stay illegal while alcohol is legal. (Not about to campaign for prohibition either!)

Imonlyfuckinghuman Sun 08-Oct-17 12:48:34

I totally disagree.

I'm from a very poor area where cannabis sucks the life out of the young men who live here. My cousin spent 30 years being trapped it in. It causes depression and paranoia. I've seen first hand what it does to people that don't have the choices that other people do.

It has amazing healing properties but the majority of people that use it just want to get high. My best friends bloke has just lost his license for drug driving through it, he could have wiped out a hole family.

Imonlyfuckinghuman Sun 08-Oct-17 12:48:45

*whole

RainbowsAndCrystals Sun 08-Oct-17 12:49:46

*This made me laugh though OP

"I saw hardly any police the entire time I wasn't there"*

No wonder you didn't see the police if you wasn't there

grin I know, strange that I wouldn't see something in a place when I wasn't there.

Fireandflames666 Sun 08-Oct-17 12:50:25

It should definitely be legalised.

Cannabis DOES NOT cause paranoia or mental health problems. The people who have these issues had them before smoking.

somewhereovertherain Sun 08-Oct-17 12:52:42

Don’t and have never done drugs but I think they should all be legalised for the following reasons.

Safer - ensues only sold though Licenced premises and means people are getting a controlled version not any random shit

Taxes. - it’ll raise money’s in tax and duty

Instanty removes a whole load of criminality and give control to the government.

nowt Sun 08-Oct-17 12:52:46

I'm from a very poor area where cannabis sucks the life out of the young men who live here. My cousin spent 30 years being trapped it in. It causes depression and paranoia. I've seen first hand what it does to people that don't have the choices that other people do.

It has amazing healing properties but the majority of people that use it just want to get high. My best friends bloke has just lost his license for drug driving through it, he could have wiped out a hole family.

But alcohol causes all of these problems, and more, so why is one legal and the other not?

WorraLiberty Sun 08-Oct-17 12:54:26

I'm from a very poor area where cannabis sucks the life out of the young men who live here. My cousin spent 30 years being trapped it in. It causes depression and paranoia. I've seen first hand what it does to people that don't have the choices that other people do.

Same here (very deprived area) and I see alcohol sucking the life out of young men and women...whole families even. Not to mention the violent behavior it often causes.

People will always look for a high, whether it's weed, alcohol, stronger drugs or just life's natural highs.

AdalindSchade Sun 08-Oct-17 12:54:36

Of course it should be.
Cannabis is likely to contribute to worsening mental health difficulties in a small minority of people. That’s not a reason to prohibit the majority from using it if they choose to. It’s a mild drug with short term effects and zero mortality rates.

eeanne Sun 08-Oct-17 12:54:42

YANBU!

WorraLiberty Sun 08-Oct-17 12:55:09

I meant to say I would prefer people to abuse weed if they're going to abuse anything.

AdalindSchade Sun 08-Oct-17 12:55:57

Alcohol is the worst to be honest. I spoke to a woman recently who has an alcoholic and a heroin addict in her family. She said the heroin addict is far easier to support than the alcoholic. Alcoholics are just chaos.

MadisonMontgomery Sun 08-Oct-17 12:56:14

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AdalindSchade Sun 08-Oct-17 12:57:39

grin madison don’t be a div

sinceyouask Sun 08-Oct-17 12:58:03

Yanbu. Legalise, regulate, tax. Use the tax take to treat those who are negatively affected by drug use. Promote real education about the risks. Regulate well so people know what they are getting. Take the profits out of the hands of gangsters. It's always been a no brainer to me.

TheStoic Sun 08-Oct-17 12:59:01

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WorraLiberty Sun 08-Oct-17 12:59:34

Laughing here at 'being a druggie' grin grin

I'd hate to think what you call anyone who sits outside a bar, enjoying a few wines on holiday.

Oh wait, you'd probably call them 'normal'...

gamerwidow Sun 08-Oct-17 13:00:12

I’d legalise the lot addiction should be treated as a social problem not a criminal one.
I’d rather people who did take drugs had a safe supply then had to play Russian roulette with whatever shit their dealers sell them.
Yes lives are ruined by drugs but giving addicts a criminal record on top of everything else makes it even harder to get their life back on track.

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