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Old 08-31-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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We need to educate children about the consequences and dangers of smoking marijuana. It's not a "safe" drug like the majority of people think it is. I think legalisation will send the wrong message. Maintain the status quo.
It's not good for your brain but it's MUCH safer than alcahol and if that's legalized, Marijuana should be too and taxed as well. It's common sense. I don't even see it as a war of Conservative vs. Liberal anymore. It would be in the best interest of the entire population.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:34 PM
 
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If they do legalize it, Quebec would be the first province where it would be legalized I bet. In Montreal it's already almost legalized lol.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:43 AM
 
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We need to educate children about the consequences and dangers of smoking marijuana. It's not a "safe" drug like the majority of people think it is. I think legalisation will send the wrong message. Maintain the status quo.
Its not good for your health to smoke but i dont see it as otherwise dangerous, if by danger you mean people who smoke it are going to become heroin addicts they can do that now as getting the product is as easy to acquire as just asking for it whether through friends, work, school, or the bar scene, so i dont see the point in using huge amounts of tax dollars to prevent something as natural and as easy to get as marijuana
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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If they do legalize it, Quebec would be the first province where it would be legalized I bet. In Montreal it's already almost legalized lol.
You obviously have forgotten about B.C. and Vancouver.

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Old 09-01-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We need to educate children about the consequences and dangers of smoking marijuana. It's not a "safe" drug like the majority of people think it is. I think legalisation will send the wrong message. Maintain the status quo.
What will happen if it is legalized I don't know, but I do know you are right on about educating our young people. I know, from personal experience it isn't an innocent drug like many would want us to believe. No, I don't smoke it, just to clarify that, but I do have a close family member who has been smoking it for about 50 years.

This old argument, it is no worse than or as bad as alcohol is a cop out...Just because we have one addictive drug that does do damage is no reason for adding another.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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If they do legalize it, Quebec would be the first province where it would be legalized I bet. In Montreal it's already almost legalized lol.
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You obviously have forgotten about B.C. and Vancouver.

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If marijuana is legalized, it will not be done on a province-by-province basis.

Currently, marijuana is prohibited by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, a piece of legislation passed by the federal Parliament. As such, only the federal Parliament can amend the CDSA to remove marijuana from it. If that happens--poof!--it becomes legal in all provinces at the same time.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What will happen if it is legalized I don't know, but I do know you are right on about educating our young people. I know, from personal experience it isn't an innocent drug like many would want us to believe. No, I don't smoke it, just to clarify that, but I do have a close family member who has been smoking it for about 50 years.

This old argument, it is no worse than or as bad as alcohol is a cop out...Just because we have one addictive drug that does do damage is no reason for adding another.
Abuse is never pretty. However we have to be realistic. Smoking pot is NEVER going to go away. The money spent on enforcement is huge. Take that money and put it into education programs about abuse and treating abusers who need help is probably money better spent.

The " old argument " has value in it though. It shows the hypocrisy of outlawing one drug and not another.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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If marijuana is legalized, it will not be done on a province-by-province basis.

Currently, marijuana is prohibited by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, a piece of legislation passed by the federal Parliament. As such, only the federal Parliament can amend the CDSA to remove marijuana from it. If that happens--poof!--it becomes legal in all provinces at the same time.
Interesting. " poof " LOL.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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This old argument, it is no worse than or as bad as alcohol is a cop out...Just because we have one addictive drug that does do damage is no reason for adding another.
Marijuana is NOT addictive.... At least not physically.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Marijuana is NOT addictive.... At least not physically.


I agree. I used to smoke at least one joint to me head every day for YEARS. I decided it was costing too much money so i decided to stop buying, and was nervous as hell about it.


I was completetly fine. lol
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