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Date: 07/05/12 10:20 AM

26 Responses to Columbia Did It. Will Other Nations Follow? [Pic+]

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    Khash Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:18 am
    Link: Columbia Did It. Will Other Nations Follow? - Columbia makes a breakthrough decision on drugs. You cannot keep the world away from decriminalizing herb.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Good for them, that`s almost an ounce! Since it`s Columbia, they`ll probably be demonized for it, but if it works then there will be more support for decriminalization or legalization. Also way less people in prison, which is likely why this would never catch on in the US.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Set the bong down and type a real link with both hands.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:29 am
    Clicky clicky no worky worky
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:32 am
    If the link doesn`t work just reload the page until it does.
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    ssdrummerguy Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:34 am
    "Clicky-Clicky" does nothing!!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Umm plenty of places have decriminalized small amounts of pot. Coke not so much then again I`m not sure how good that may be ever see how it`s made??? Not to mention Columbia produces a fair portion of it.
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    konablend Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Whoop de do. Wed has been decriminalized in California for a while now. (Possession of less than 1 oz.)
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:03 am
    People REALLY need to stop confusing decriminalization with legalization. They are two completely different things.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:34 am
    *Colombia

    And yes, this is not the same as legalization, decriminalization of drugs has been going around in certain states since a long time now
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    States have decriminalized pot, but not federally. You can still be prosecuted federally iirc.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Very good, now stop making such a fuss because you smoke a bit of weed ... it`s hardly a big deal.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    People REALLY need to stop confusing decriminalization with legalization. They are two completely different things.
    It`s worth repeating @SteelGrid!

    However the inclusion of cocain is a first (I think). While lots of countries (like Canada!) have sort-of decriminalized pot, cocain remains taboo!

    However, since Columbia is the Cocain Capital of the planet, it makes a lot of sense...
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    as soon as it`s legalized i bet prodcutivity will go down the drain. imagine crossing the cross walk and a cop car smashes into you, and paralyzes you for life. Because the cop was on cloud 9 and didn`t see the flashing crosswalk lights.

    Don`t think drugs are good, i`ve seen people do crazy things on drugs. Just like driving through a red light becayse they`re not focused on the road.

    Imagine going to the dr and he`s got drug eyes, and he`s about to take out your spleen that day. Do you let him? Sure if you want to risk losing something else.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    @TheGuySmiley: Alcohol is perfectly legal, yet cops and doctors aren`t drunk all the time. Where is your logic?
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    "colombia" not columbia.
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    keyrow Female 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    If you think Colombia`s policy is a breakthrough, you should search a bit about Uruguay`s new drug policy. I know generally americans don`t like when the State controls the production, but basically now every marijuana farm is run by the government, and they can ensure its a high quality product and that each uruguayan citizen will consume a small amount of pot per month.
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    1 gram of coke?!! A friggin teenth (tiny amount) is a little less than 2 grams. Also, who`s gonna be able to sell the stuff?
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    The more you grasp at sand the more slips through your fingers.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    "as soon as it is legalized i bet productivity will go down the drain"

    hey smiley, what on earth do you do for a living? because i can bet you anything the people that pave your roads and built your house and do all the hard work you don`t want to do so you can live your comfy life smoke. your mechanic too, all the hard workers you depend on for all the jobs you cannot do. i bet a lot of them smoke too. work will not cease, trust me.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Columbia is not exactly the role model of the world...
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Well, that`s all fine and dandy, but like keyrow says, columbia isn`t the only south american country looking at drug law reform. The problem is that there`s a difference between voluntarily surrendering what (arguably small) amount of control a government has over the drug trade, and simply admitting that they never had any amount of control to begin with. This falls into the latter category.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    The world has often trended in a fashion similar to that of Columbia`s progression. I am hopeful!

    *pfft* BAAAHAHAHAHA!
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:58 am
    I hope Canada is next.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Oh, yeah, but just for marijuana, not cocaine.
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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    I think all drugs should be legalized.

    The only problem with that would be corporations trying to advertise to kids and poo like that. That`s what the government is supposed to be for. To stop stupid poo like that from happening. If people are educated about what certain drugs do to you, how many do you think will actually want to do them? Most likely just the ones that aren`t worth keeping around anyways.

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