Society/Culture Should cannabis be legalised?

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Hard_to_Beat

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Hasn't stopped him so far.

This is recreational use, not medicinal use.

It is a popular vote issue, not an issue of medical interpretation.

Obama has won the vote in Colorado by 50% to 47%. Colorado is a swing state.
 

Upton Sinclair

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What's the difference between medicinal and recreational when both have been brought in due to the popular vote? It's still illegal federally.
It will completely changed the dynamics of the Fed's case in overriding state rights, I would imagine.
 

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I believe that this is a win for common sense, US & Australian drug policy of zero tolerance for soft drugs does not work and only encourages use of harder drugs, partially because if you are going to get done for cannabis why not ice.
 

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Obama has won the vote in Colorado by 50% to 47%. Colorado is a swing state.
Which is why there was deafening silence on the issue this year from the Democrats.

They didnt want to upset liberals (who tend to support legalisation) in such an important swing state during an election year.

Now the election is dusted, theyll stomp all over this.
 

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Which is why there was deafening silence on the issue this year from the Democrats.

They didnt want to upset liberals (who tend to support legalisation) in such an important swing state during an election year.

Now the election is dusted, theyll stomp all over this.
I'd be inclined to put money on this prediction
 

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Should we be surprised?

https://news.vice.com/article/leadi...inkiller-drug-companies?utm_source=vicenewsfb

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies

As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It's too dangerous, risky, and untested, they say. Just as drug company-funded research has become incredibly controversial in recent years, forcing major medical schools and journals to institute strict disclosure requirements, could there be a conflict of interest issue in the pot debate?

VICE has found that many of the researchers who have advocated against legalizing pot have also been on the payroll of leading pharmaceutical firms with products that could be easily replaced by using marijuana. When these individuals have been quoted in the media, their drug-industry ties have not been revealed.
https://news.vice.com/article/leadi...inkiller-drug-companies?utm_source=vicenewsfb
 

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There's also the issue that the pro campaigners like to overstate its effects or those pushing for legalisation are doing so simply because they want to get high every night.
 

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If you are surprised that opposition to marijuana groups are being funded by those who stand to lose the most from it then you best not look any deeper into the funding for the rest of the politicians.
 

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