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    Malum in se abachler's Avatar
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    This was inspired by the smoking poll. Whether or not you personally use or agree with use, do you think marijuana should be legalized in the U.S.

    If you don't live in the US then I suppose this doesnt apply to you.

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    It matters not where you live. Drugs should never be legal.
    They are a danger to the ones who inject it and a danger to everyone around, as well.
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    Inject marijuana?

    There's actually a senator who proposes to legalize it in small uses, he claimed it to be, "Jail for serious criminals act". I don't use it personally so I don't care, just an interesting tidbit.

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    I can't say this with absolute certainly, but just from what I've seen, an alcoholic is more likely to endanger other people than cannabis addict is.
    So yes. Either that or excessive uses of alcohol should become illegal, and you know it never will.
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    > Either that or excessive uses of alcohol should become illegal, and you know it never will.
    It is, well at least in Australia being drunk in public is against the law. And from what I've seen on Cops it also is in America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    So yes. Either that or excessive uses of alcohol should become illegal, and you know it never will.
    I can't say I agree.
    Alcohol is simply not forbidden because they can't do it (or it would be a very bad thing™).
    Alcohol is deeply rooted in the society TODAY, so they can't just make it illegal. It would lots of bad effects.
    However, dugs are illegal today and therefore it would only hurt society to make them legal. You know it will.
    Alcohol, smoking and drugs should all be forbidden and we can only hope that it will be one day when people stop doing it.

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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    I personally consider marijuana less dangerous than alcohol, and less annoying than normal cigarettes (because it's consumed in far smaller quantities), though I consume nothing of the kind.

    That said, I know that excessive marijuana use can mess up a life pretty good. The person simply becomes too lethargic to do anything.
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    Of course, in America, in the early part of last century, they did try to forbid alcohol. I think you'll find that this only lead to criminals getting rich. Whether that is an argument for legalizing drugs, or the non-criminalization of alcohol, or something else, I'm not quite sure.

    In Sweden, they had a system or rationing on alcohol (in fact only applied to distilled spirits) for a few decades (1917-1955). For those that can read (or find translation), there is a Swedish Wiki article here: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motbok

    There is no evidence that this led to less alcoholism in Sweden, but some say that people would "buy their ration whether they needed to or not" (just like "spending the budget just because you never know if you get it next year or not").

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    less annoying than normal cigarettes (because it's consumed in far smaller quantities)
    Wouldn't making its consumption legal encourage its consumption?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Wouldn't making its consumption legal encourage its consumption?
    To a point. But the nature of cannabis makes me doubt that usage would go up significantly. It's not the kind of stuff that you casually smoke. Also, it's pretty cheap already, because it's so easy to cultivate.
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    Elysia, they did at one time outlaw alcohol, and it refined organized crime in the US. Drugs are already illegal and tied to organized crime as it is.

    Excessive alcohol is not illegal unless a person is behind the wheel, though it can be detrimental to your health or even deadly.

    Smoking tobacco can cause cancer and is filled with things humans don't want to breathe on a daily basis and it's legal.

    The only reason is because smoking and alcohol have been advertised as the cool thing to do from movies to tv news (like in the 50s).

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    They are a danger to the ones who inject it
    I don't need the law to tell me what is dangerous and what isn't, if i want to run a risk, i should be free to do so. Forbidding something just because it is risky, is just plain old totalitarianism.
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    I live in Belgium so to get acces to this kind of drugs is easy since you can just take your car, one hour later you are in the Netherlands and you can buy your goodies...

    Anyhow the law in belgium concerning this kind of drugs can be found here http://www.belgium.be/nl/gezondheid/...ving/cannabis/

    In short it states that selling it is prohibited but having it with you is allowed (maximum 3 grams) as long as you are over 18, dont cause trouble in public because of it and the use is not problematic... You can be prosecuted if you are under the influence and then drive for instance, or you are growing it at home or being a traficker of the substance.

    So my opinion about this is that it can be legalised as long as its under control (as it is in belgium). I categorize this drug along with alcohol (dangerous if used in the wrong ways under the wrong circumstances).

    But since im not a US citizen I didnt vote anything .

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    Marijuana is already legal in certain countries. What you are not allowed is to cultivate it past a certain amount *shrug*. Other countries have it legalized for medical purposes only. It's quiet an acceptable drug in most circumstances and far less dangerous than cigarettes.

    Meanwhile the consumption of heavy drugs is not illegal on most western countries (if not all). What is illegal is distribution. The rules go to such oddities as arresting someone from carrying weed and at the same time create inject houses, government sponsored, in order to give support to heroin and other hard drugs addicts. They don't supply drugs, but they create a place where someone can "safely" inject himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    However, dugs are illegal today and therefore it would only hurt society to make them legal. You know it will.
    I'm not seeing the logical connections in this argument. It's illegal because it hurts people, and it hurts people because... it's illegal? Can you please relate an anecdote or other bit of experience that makes you believe that cannabis is harmful? "It's illegal so it's bad" is not an argument.

    Alcohol, smoking and drugs should all be forbidden and we can only hope that it will be one day when people stop doing it.
    Because the best world is a world that's locked down, where people's decisions are made for them, and Elysia's opinion is the only valid one?

    But I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since you've expressed similar opinions in the past, like banning people from living in areas where natural disasters occur (in other words, the entire planet)

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