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    Default Is now a good time to petition the government about Cannabis in the UK?

    So, we've had a week when the political landscape in the UK has changed quite dramatically. The government has a tiny majority of MP's - is this a great time to start another one of those House of Commons petitions to get a debate on the legalisation, or at least the decriminalisation of weed?

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    I'd say it's always best to petition and protest about it when you haven't got a grow on.... just in case.... :-)
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    I steer clear of all these things for exactly the reason Clarice mentions.

    I understand that keeping quiet isn't 'helping the cause'. However, my reality is that I can grow & smoke as I want as things stand. I understand that it's illegal, I just don't worry about it.

    So that's the way I see things ATM

    To me, if it was legalised, then they would want to tax me somehow... probably have to buy a licence of some description to buy supplies? (Sorry, but I'm not going to pay for one)

    So, as it stands, I have a hobby (with a very rewarding outcome ) that's cheap as chips to do. I come with zero antisocial behaviour & if you met me in the street, you'd never know!... and the government would love to tax me on this? I'll stick to illegal, thank you!

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    Legalisation of cannabis in the UK is a matter of "when", not "if" in my opinion. It's not even just about improving accessibility of cannabis. Legalisation will bring improvements to the economy, and western medicine. The government is a shambles at the moment and BREXIT is on the horizon, so I don't see cannabis legalisation being anywhere near the top of the agenda at the moment, so may not be worth petitioning just now. Let's make some noise in 2-3 years time once our political landscape is clearer.

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    It wont make a difference. Your hardly going to have a productive debate from people who already dislike it and make wild claims regarding it's use.

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    When the uk government see how much the states are making then they will pay attention & start tweeking things but like mc says it still won't be a free for all they will want to make as much profit as possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    I steer clear of all these things for exactly the reason Clarice mentions.

    I understand that keeping quiet isn't 'helping the cause'. However, my reality is that I can grow & smoke as I want as things stand. I understand that it's illegal, I just don't worry about it.

    So that's the way I see things ATM

    To me, if it was legalised, then they would want to tax me somehow... probably have to buy a licence of some description to buy supplies? (Sorry, but I'm not going to pay for one)

    So, as it stands, I have a hobby (with a very rewarding outcome ) that's cheap as chips to do. I come with zero antisocial behaviour & if you met me in the street, you'd never know!... and the government would love to tax me on this? I'll stick to illegal, thank you!
    Totally agree. Think we be worse off if we were dodging tax as well. They lik their money. And for that reason now isnt the best time as with all thhe budget cuts i dont think there has been a safer time to grow. Best not draw attention when the answer will be no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddonkey View Post
    When the uk government see how much the states are making then they will pay attention & start tweeking things but like mc says it still won't be a free for all they will want to make as much profit as possible!
    IMO they will start tweaking things but a full on legalisation or decriminalisation will not jive with how the powers that be want us to be different. The more sense the world sees, the more opposition there will be here.

    Hate to be THAT PERSON, but I feel that the UK's legal situation will be turbulent, keeping us divided and going in circles until everything falls irreparably over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentina View Post
    IMO they will start tweaking things but a full on legalisation or decriminalisation will not jive with how the powers that be want us to be different. The more sense the world sees, the more opposition there will be here.

    Hate to be THAT PERSON, but I feel that the UK's legal situation will be turbulent, keeping us divided and going in circles until everything falls irreparably over.
    Hey valentina
    Everyone has their own point of view and each is plausible! Turbulent definately but also when the legal box is ticked i think so many growers will spring up the authorities will struggle beyond belief! Facebook is a powerful tool (as much as i hate it) & it has spread so many positive stories about cannabis, i can only see this progressing!

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    I get you, Buddonkey!

    How I would like any forward progression to be, is for reclassification for research to be conducted fairly; and for the public to be able to grow in peace if they want home grown; and, have doctors or herbalists that possess the necessary knowledge to prescribe and dispense, that way people have the option!

    But the system we live in, is one which despite tangible scientific evidence has chosen to make cannabis illegal and punishable. That just boggles the mind to say the least.

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    Just wait til Canada goes full legal on a national scale ,maybe UK will change tune not long after . U.S ,well that works state by state and its actually still a federal crime even though its legal in quite a few states now .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    Just wait til Canada goes full legal on a national scale ,maybe UK will change tune not long after . U.S ,well that works state by state and its actually still a federal crime even though its legal in quite a few states now .

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    How can it be legal but still a crime? I'm intrigued

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddonkey View Post
    How can it be legal but still a crime? I'm intrigued
    Every state works like its own country , they can overide federal law and abolish them at will ,but D.C butts in all the time ..blah blah .

    Its legal at the state level in said states .

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