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Canadian Government Makes Formal Announcement To Legalize Marijuana


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Formal announcement made in Friday's throne speech to begin the process to Legalize, regulate and restrict minors access to marijuana thus ending Canada's prohibition on weed. In the meantime some of Canada's leading pot activists are calling for a decriminalization to be implemented immediately. Time to spark one up boys and girls, but, remember to be responsible and don't smoke and drive!!!

 

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/liberals-say-theyll-move-on-legalizing-pot/ar-AAg36i5?li=AAadgLE

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I definitely don't advocate weed for kids or even people in school. Pot makes you stupid. That said, there are definitely benefits from its use for some people (medical or otherwise), and there are a few people on this board that could stand to chill with a small bud or two.

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I think most Governments would prefer the masses to be stoned and content.

 

At some point many years ago I felt it was time to grow up and I quit all of the drugs. Then the cigarettes. Finally the beer. Hopefully not too late.

 

The up side to legal pot is taking the profit away from the Mexicans, but they will still pay for the wall.

 

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I think most Governments would prefer the masses to be stoned and content.

 

This is true, but my recollection of the '60s and early '70s is that that was a time of social and political revolution, not to mention what went on musically, and most of the people I knew got high. Ask Nixon how that worked for him.

 

“The hippies, who had never really believed they were the wave of the future anyway, saw the election results as brutal confirmation of the futility of fighting the establishment on its own terms. There had to be a whole new scene, they said, and the only way to do it was to make the big move — either figuratively or literally — from Berkeley to the Haight-Ashbury, from pragmatism to mysticism, from politics to dope… The thrust is no longer for “change” or “progress” or “revolution,” but merely to escape, to live on the far perimeter of a world that might have been” -Hunter Thompson

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The citizens of Alaska voted to legalize pot last year. Ever since then the politicians and legal enforcers have been hard at making all the laws they can think up to enforce it being legal. [confused]

 

Face it folks MARIJUANA IS A GATEWAY DRUG! Every judge, lawyer, police officer and prison guard in America is addicted to the money they make enforcing the prohibition of pot. AND THEY DON"T WANT TO QUIT!

 

But good on you Canadians. I hope it works out well for you. [thumbup]

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Here in Oregon, after the "vote" that made it legal, there was a little mini-campaign to inform the public what actually was the law. What was legal, what wasn't. Basically, you could have so much in your house, so much in your car, on your person, and could smoke it in certain places and not others.

 

Which basically, was the same as the 70's/80's when it was "illegal". It was considered a small crime, but also you had to have a certain amount with you in order to be busted in the first place.

 

It's very much the same today as it was a few decades ago, just now, the wording of "legal" vs "illegal".

 

I think it's public perception at work. As "zero tolerance" came in, what once was considered simply unlawful, and still an individual right in private but not public, became a crime.

 

It gets a little more complicated when considering sometime laws that are made to assist law enforcement. Often, even though a crime on the books, cops aren't looking to bust people for a little pot. But rather, those that ARE busted aren't busted for just the pot, but busted while doing other things in addition. Pot being illegal just makes it easier to get them off the streets, or often the case, an act of "mercy" they are busted for pot before they get busted for other things (even though no one getting busted ever agrees with that).

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Here in Oregon, after the "vote" that made it legal, there was a little mini-campaign to inform the public what actually was the law. What was legal, what wasn't. Basically, you could have so much in your house, so much in your car, on your person, and could smoke it in certain places and not others.

 

They should have done more of that here in Colorado. People just acted like it was a free-for-all when it got legalized. It seems like nobody bothered to actually educate themselves on the new laws. I see less of it than I expected, but there are plenty of idiots who have no clue that its illegal to have open containers of pot in their car and who drive while high. Its still illegal under federal law in the US technically.

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They should have done more of that here in Colorado. People just acted like it was a free-for-all when it got legalized. It seems like nobody bothered to actually educate themselves on the new laws. I see less of it than I expected, but there are plenty of idiots who have no clue that its illegal to have open containers of pot in their car and who drive while high. Its still illegal under federal law in the US technically.

I don't see any change either. Except that every 10 blocks, there are "pot stores"...which basically existed as medical Mari-jane outlets that suddenly decided to put the signs up.

 

A lot of places still have mandatory drug testing, which still will get a person canned. Even if I wanted to, I can't. And most around me can't either.

 

But one thing about it is, legal or not, it's not just a case of stupidity that makes one smoke pot, but rather, smoking pot tends to make a person stupid.

 

Like alcohol, it tends to effect people differently, or maybe different people handle it differently. Or both.

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But one thing about it is, legal or not, it's not just a case of stupidity that makes one smoke pot, but rather, smoking pot tends to make a person stupid.

 

I'm not trying to be mean here or pick a fight but I would like to know what you are

basing this statement on. Are you speaking from experience or are you using this stereotype to substantiate

this as an opinion. There is no study to back this statement so it has to be just your opinion.

Unless it's your own personal experience then you can say that.

 

As a recreational participant for what is now the majority of my life I think I have done quite well.

I have been able to perform in an highly technical job requiring continuous learning to stay up to date

with evolving technologies. I know several very intelligent people who have been doing it as long as I have

with no ill effects to their intellect.

 

I'm sorry but I just don't buy the "pot makes you stupid" argument.

And there are no studies that back that statement either.

Yes there are claims. But none of them are for certain, for either side of the argument.

 

It's not pots fault there are stupid people smoking it.

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yup. I've never seen 2 stoned dudes punching on (..funny thought) - but have seen plenty of drunks go at it though and quite a few stone cold sober too.

 

I'd reckon some people could benefit from the occasional toke to help with opening their minds (and some shouldn't by the same 'token'). [thumbup]

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Addicted politicians could be a possible reason. It all has happened before, just with another drugs. Queen Victoria, Pope Leo XIII and later Pope Saint Pius X were Vin Mariani drinkers and thus on cocaine and alcohol as well. Some nazi leaders like Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring were crack addicts.

 

What a brave new world people can't stand being level-headed! Wait - Brave New World? Or Fahrenheit 451?

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I am an advocate for recreational marijuana, but I have to agree that pot makes you stupid... at least temporarily. I don't think it takes a million dollar research grant to know that short term memory is affected. Most users will tell you that maintaining a train of thought is more difficult while high. Chronic users tend to be more capable of handling pot's effects, but even they reach pentacles of cannibinoidal rapture... "God, I am so wasted!..." When I smoked pot in college many years ago, when we wanted to get a buzz, we used to say, "Hey, you want to get stupid?"

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