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Old 08-31-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Do you think Marijuana should be legalized? I know the American states of Colorado and Washington have legalized weed, But are there any other countries that have ouright legalized marijuana?
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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It's legal in Netherlands, North Korea and, at the state level, Washington and Colorado. In some of the countries where it's decriminalized it is used medically. I don't think it should be legalized (yet) but I do think it should be decriminalized. Once it has been decriminalized EVERYWHERE, then that's the time to determine what the conditions should be for it to be legalized.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalit...bis_by_country



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Old 08-31-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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I say legalize it and tax it like cigarettes and alcohol, Its not like keeping the stuff illegal is keeping people from using it,if some one wants to smoke pot its as easy to get as going to the nearest bar.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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It's legal in Netherlands, North Korea and, at the state level, Washington and Colorado. In some of the countries where it's decriminalized it is used medically. I don't think it should be legalized (yet) but I do think it should be decriminalized. Once it has been decriminalized EVERYWHERE, then that's the time to determine what the conditions should be for it to be legalized.

Legality of cannabis by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Splitting hairs, but it is actually illegal in The Netherlands. The link you gave says so in the table, but concedes in it's heading that it's " effectively legal ".
I travel to The Netherlands quite a bit, and lately they have been reexamining the issue. They wanted to make it available only to citizens, since so many dope tourists behave badly. It didn't get anywhere though.

I agree it should be decriminalized everywhere as well. The Amsterdam issues would not be there if the rest of Europe, U.S. Canada etc followed suit.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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I hope NOT
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Whynot, JFJ? Them radical jihadists you keep warning us about won't even move off the couch if they're smokin' blunts all day. I mean, they might wreak havoc on the national Dorito supply, but thats about it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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With decriminalization you can smoke it without worrying about police, but still can't grow or sell it? How does decriminalization work exactly?

Its been a hot topic on the news lately, it will be interesting to see what happens.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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It might be depenalized. It is unlikely to be legalized.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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With decriminalization you can smoke it without worrying about police, but still can't grow or sell it? How does decriminalization work exactly?

Its been a hot topic on the news lately, it will be interesting to see what happens.
There's a pretty good article here about decriminalization vs. legalization (in BC) with the goals of the Sensible BC campaign and proposed Sensible Policing Act:

Decriminalize or Legalize? | Vancouver Sun


The Sensible Policing Act has two main goals. 1 - Decriminalization of marijuana possession and 2 - to work towards legalization.
THE SENSIBLE POLICING ACT | SensibleBC

The Sensible BC campaign to collect 400,000 signatures will be starting on September 9th and runs til December 5th.
SensibleBC | Campaign for a Marijuana Referendum

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If the Sensible BC campaign succeeds in gathering the signatures we need this September, then the referendum would be held in September 2014. If that referendum passes, then the Sensible Policing Act would be put into force during 2015, and hopefully we could have full legalization in BC by 2016, after the next federal election.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:10 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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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.
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