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Date: 08/21/15 11:00 AM

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 7:23 am
    Link: A Step In The Right Direction - Also worth mentioning: Doritos, Pop Tarts, and Taco Bell sales are through the roof for the same time period.
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    996 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 11:10 am
    But Fox News told me crime would increase...
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    Torq Male 40-49
    358 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 11:12 am
    Incarcerations are down and the police are freed up to tackle real crimes.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

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

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    madduck Female 50-59
    7605 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 11:45 am
    I sincerely hope the UK government will get the stick out its arse soon..
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    @ 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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    ArgusTuft Male 50-59
    1215 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm
    Would all the conservative fear mongers form a line over there to take turns to kiss `liberal` @ss.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    forgetfulness up 50%
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    August 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Pizza Hut deliveries up by a whopping 300%.
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    GeoffwasHere Male 40-49
    202 posts
    August 22, 2014 at 12:46 am
    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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    yelloow12 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    August 22, 2014 at 7:09 am
    Can we just legalize this poo in every state and be done with it?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7061 posts
    August 22, 2014 at 8:17 am
    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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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7061 posts
    August 22, 2014 at 8:36 am
    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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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2382 posts
    August 22, 2014 at 10:20 am
    LordJim, you are correct sir. In my neck of the woods the constables are sometimes refereed to as revenue cops. They issue tickets to keep the public "safe". When there is a theft(ie. broken car windows and theft) they do not respond and instead send a form for you to complete and return. Thus fulfilling their obligation to "protect and serve", as it is written on every squad car.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    August 22, 2014 at 11:54 am
    Define "crime"......

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