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This is a discussion on Republican Or Democrat? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Let's see, the UK is making efforts toward decriminalizing it. So is Canada, especially for medical purposes (which is WAY ...

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    Let's see, the UK is making efforts toward decriminalizing it. So is Canada, especially for medical purposes (which is WAY more important than for recreational purposes). Holland has always cherished it (more of a don't ask, don't tell basis). Now, all of these places haven't went off the brink into higher crime rates [fact]. Why can't dear Uncle Sam learn from others actions?

    >Also it has been recommended that possession in small terms should not be an arrestable offence. <

    California here in the states is like that. Too bad the federal government is a bunch of tight asses and won't make this a state issue rather than national...

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    >>Holland has always cherished it (more of a don't ask, don't tell basis).

    I was in Amsterdam less than a month ago. The cops there take an opinion that "my efforts would be best employed eslewhere" approach to pot.

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    That's what I meant... I'm glad they do that too. I'd rather my city's cops worry about who's breaking into my house than what's in my pipe.

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    >>I'd rather my city's cops worry about who's breaking into my house than what's in my pipe.


    LOL....well said

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    The only place where the cops will care about people smoking pot is in a city with extremly low crime and there bored (the kind of cops that arrest for a broken tail light). Marajuana is hardly enforced at all the only result of it being illigal is that it's not taxed(and its the US's number one cash crop). Marajuana does have several medical uses and hemp is much for cost effective for rope and paper than any other fiber.

    about abbortion hows this situation if the baby has some disease that will kill it when it is young is it better to let it die a pain full death in a few years or to get rid of it when it has less then the brain development of a lab rat.

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    Everything you said about marijuana was right on the dot except for the thing about it not being enforced. Where I am, we have pretty high crime rate for our population. I live about 30 minutes away from Little Rock (AR's capitol) and it has (or at least did til recently) the highest murder rate per populus, meaning ratio-ly (new word?) the number of murders is highest in the nation. Cops enforce the weed laws down here like there's no tomorrow. It simply is a good way to collect money for funds. What gets me though is why don't they legalize it and tax it....

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    really I saw a documentary on marajana growing and its sounds like 90% of marajuna growers get away with it. Even if you are caught i heard its only a few weeks in jail.

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    >Even if you are caught i heard its only a few weeks in jail.<

    No, no, no. Marijuana laws are pretty harsh, especially for "intent to distribute" offenses...

    Here's a listing of state-by-state punishments.

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    >(the kind of cops that arrest for a broken tail light).

    I got pulled over a while ago because the back
    license plate light on the car I was driving
    wasn't working. You know that little tiny
    lightbulb that shines on the license plate?
    Yeah, apparently it was serious enough for
    the police to pull me over. Honestly, is this
    a serious crime? It's just so ridiculous.
    Staying away from General.

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    That's so bullcrap! What if your car didn't come with the little light?! Some cars don't ya know!

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    My best friend from about 6 years got into that stuft.
    Now I can't even reconize him, sad sort of.
    I think its much more serious than marajuna though.

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    Well the vidio i saw was you of date and they have been tighning drug laws lately. Now its illegal to sell food that has hemp seed in it.

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    "What does it matter to you if people want to live that way??? Its a free country...... gay people (while i horribly disagree with their lifestyle) are still humans, and should get all rights that anyone else has."



    actually they still have the same rights.

    ok,they cant have kids, well, alow them to clone.

    and gay people can get married, it is not illegal the seromony, just the tax part. why are they so obsessed with the tax part hmmm?
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    "Yeah...well those people can be just as bad on alcohol....worse in my experience. I spent a large part of my life growing up in pubs and there is no doubt in my mind of how destructive booze can make people.
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    you seem to be mistaken, when I say every drug, I mean alcohol too. Alcohol is a drug you know.

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    >>you seem to be mistaken, when I say every drug, I mean alcohol too. Alcohol is a drug you know.

    Fair enough, but going back to your point you said you wanted all drugs made illegal. How less realistic is this view if you now lump alcohol in with drugs.

    This isnt an ideal world, people will always screwup and the idea that criminalising all vices will help is a little too good to be true wouldnt you say? Anyway, again, as if criminalisation has ever worked in the case of hard drugs..... making soft drugs & booze illegal would, and has never worked....

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