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Marijuana Set To Be Legalised In The Us?

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http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=188727

Well well...

A group of US representatives plan to introduce legislation that will legalize marijuana and allow states to legislate its use, pro-marijuana groups said Wednesday.

The legislation would limit the federal government's role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling, and allow people to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states where it is legal.

The bill, which is expected to be introduced on Thursday by Republican Representative Ron Paul and Democratic Representative Barney Frank, would be the first ever legislation designed to end the federal ban on marijuana.

Prohibition, er, the "Drug War" has been a dismal failure. We have not stopped drug use. We have not "reduced the harm" from drugs. We have:

Imprisoned a huge number of people for consensual adult behavior. Yes, drugs are bad for you. Yes, they can destroy your life. Nonetheless, it's your life to destroy as you wish. Sending someone to prison for deciding to consume a substance in the privacy of their own home is idiotic.

If this gets passed in the US you can tell how severe the depreciation in tax revenues has become. Overnight this will start to kill the mafia and generate millions taxes.

The govt is looking for new revenue streams.

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Obama's ratings will be at an all time high :P

I wish cameron would do the same. Estimates of money in tax to our Gov are in the ball park of about 6 billion a year, with total savings + tax revenue of about 12 billion quid

what the fluck are we waiting for

http://clear-uk.org/

there are some Great documentaries on the site -

http://peterreynolds.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/the-union-the-business-behind-getting-high/

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We need to teach the Americans to roll a proper spliff and stop p1ssing about with tweezers.

The revenues would be extreme for US govt.

The consequences for the wellbeing of the population, neutral on balance I would expect.

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Good good. Even as a non-user I'm in favour.

Plus it'll give the anti smoking lobby something new to bang their drum about :rolleyes:

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Just like the prohibition being repealed in the 1930's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition#Prohibition_in_the_United_States

The parallels with history are so uncanny? What next WW4 at the end of this decade or next decade?

Anyone who has watched Smokey and the Bandit will be watching a drug runner being glorified! :D

When was WW3 I appear to have missed that one.

Didn't realise that re-legalisation of alcohol had to do with the need to get taxes.

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In California alone its calculated to be worth over $13.8b a year!!! Thats a lot of tax that can go back into helping out other sectors of the country imo.

Gosh.

And yet this is the culture that spewed out Shania Twain. Thanks America :rolleyes:

Well I would like to see all drugs available at the chemists in a watered down format, just strong enough and cheap enough to put the dealers gangstas and crime barons out of business. Then if you want to get addicted, well thats a health issue, not a legal issue.

Cost savings = massive and a lot of prison space freed up.

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Gosh.

And yet this is the culture that spewed out Shania Twain. Thanks America :rolleyes:

Well I would like to see all drugs available at the chemists in a watered down format, just strong enough and cheap enough to put the dealers gangstas and crime barons out of business. Then if you want to get addicted, well thats a health issue, not a legal issue.

Cost savings = massive and a lot of prison space freed up.

Cannabis is not addictive, been used for 10,000 years and was only made illegal because big Business wanted it illegal. I bet big pharma is shitting itself, i mean whom needs asprin or pain killers or zopiclone if cannabis is legal? Follow the money - thats why it's illegal. People are being sent to prison for as little as 6 or 10 plants, do you really want your tax money spent on putting a person in prison for growing a couple of plants?

They reckon that 1 in 10 houses in the UK grow cannabis and there are 6 million regular users. Each time someone is caught either in Possession or growing a couple (4) plants, they are arrested, detained - and interviewed - this can last as long as 8 to 12 hours, during this time, those officers are off the beat where real crime is happening.

Legalize tax and regulate - that way our children wont be offered it on the street, the legal age for cannabis on the street is £20

write to your MP and tell him to stop wasting our tax monies on something which is not a crime

No victim = No crime

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Its the financial war between the East and the West. Communism v Capitalism although the roles are switched in this case, ie China is more capitalistic than the UK and with the raft of legislation the socialist party called Labour introduced to remove more civil liberties and increasing overt spying on the populous one could be pardoned for thinking the UK is China or Russia for that matter..... ;)

The old economic war. Although to be honest I don't think that really really ended, the US bankrupted the USSR and in the process bankrupted itself. The end game of that process is still playing out.

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Gosh.

And yet this is the culture that spewed out Shania Twain. Thanks America :rolleyes:

Well I would like to see all drugs available at the chemists in a watered down format, just strong enough and cheap enough to put the dealers gangstas and crime barons out of business. Then if you want to get addicted, well thats a health issue, not a legal issue.

Cost savings = massive and a lot of prison space freed up.

+1 gazillion dude

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I have thought for a long time - as soon as one does that everyone else will. Why wouldn't they ? They just don't want to be the first to 'give in' to the evil drug users...

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If this gets passed in the US you can tell how severe the depreciation in tax revenues has become. Overnight this will start to kill the mafia and generate millions taxes.

The govt is looking for new revenue streams.

It could be interesting, because in the current climate many states could be compelled to try it.

So which states will allow it?

Cali is the most obvious. The southern states are the most obvious to reject it, Georgia, Texas etc. As for the others, I really couldn't call it.

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My guess is that it won't be legalised, too many people would lose their jobs in enforcement if it was.

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My guess is that it won't be legalised, too many people would lose their jobs in enforcement if it was.

But isn't that the point? It's about saving money and generating revenue.

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My guess is that it won't be legalised, too many people would lose their jobs in enforcement if it was.

I'd be happy to keep paying them to walk around the neighbourhood and getting to know the community better.

Might even improve police image.

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