A Step In The Right Direction [Pic]

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 1 year ago

Also worth mentioning: Doritos, Pop Tarts, and Taco Bell sales are through the roof for the same time period.
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Male 1,950
Define "crime"......
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Male 7,123
Damn, I was way below the limit.

His response was "Please don`t". A minor pot bust takes hours of police time, will almost certainly not make it to court, will cost tens of thousands of pounds, will almost certainly not result in a conviction (juries tend to be reluctant to criminalise a 19 year old for smoking a splif in the park) and if you do get a conviction there might be a 50 quid fine after a 50 grand prosecution.

So the unspoken policy is "It`s fairly harmless, don`t waste time on it but don`t legalise it because it will upset the Daily Mail readership."

I understand that it is different in the US where there is a much more varied system of law enforcement with even fairly small communities having a high degree of autonomy of legal matters and (I`m open to correction) where the justice system is much more moneterised and aimed at making a profit.
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Male 7,123
In the UK every now and then the government of the day asks a committee of scientists, senior police officers and experts in narcotics to look at the legal status of cannabis and other drugs. Pretty much always the response is "Legalise it. So many up-sides and so few downs. Increased tax revenue, decreased crime, police freed up for more important stuff, less of a `gateway` aspect ..."

And every time the government says "Thanks, we`re going to keep it illegal." Which leads to frequent resignations from committees by swathes of frustrated scientists. Purely because they would lose votes from the anti-pot demographic and gain very few from the pro-pot side.

However, as politicians know that their kids are smoking pot almost no-one gets arrested for minor pot offenses. A local community cop recently gave a talk to teaching staff on drugs, someone asked if we should report suspectd pot use to the police. He chose his words carefully but it came down
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Male 430
Can we just legalize this poo in every state and be done with it?
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Male 202
I wonder how long it will be before cannabis is a GMO crop. Heck, you could call it something different and it would be legal everywhere in the US.
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Male 7,031

Pizza Hut deliveries up by a whopping 300%.
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Male 1,454
forgetfulness up 50%
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Male 1,253
Would all the conservative fear mongers form a line over there to take turns to kiss `liberal` @ss.
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Male 13,624
@ madduck
I fear Cameron and co
will always have the spoon deep in their arses
Like to see Boris a PM just because he is whacked out clever and forthright
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Female 7,838
I sincerely hope the UK government will get the stick out its arse soon..
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Male 4,893

The dispensaries here in Washington started sales a few weeks back.

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Male 358
Incarcerations are down and the police are freed up to tackle real crimes.
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Male 1,103
But Fox News told me crime would increase...
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Male 938
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