Firstly, check the political history of Britain, moreover War history. During the second world war, Britain pushed through and did some tremendous domestic legislative actions. The country didn't cease to function then, so why would it at any other time?! There is no priority to politics. This excuse is PURELY political delay tactics and nothing more. Just a month ago, I saw a packed house debate how un-kept shrubs were ruining the views of so many people, this had tremendous backing and was pushed through immediately... you see my point. It is political nonsense that we can find within "there are more imortant things".
Then, I ask, what other subject matter costs the country around £20billion in judicial services that perpetuate a problem, in turn, this hands £6billion to the worst gangs, cartels and human traffickers you can imagine. This £6billion also funds terrorism, child exploitation, and the arms trade.
Then, we have people who are being forced to take organ toxic medication and are facing the choice of a slow death through prescribed meds that are infective, or loss of liberty through ingesting a very safe substance in comparison. There is not a more important issue to these people I wager.
Then, we have 8 million regular cannabis user in the UK. Their loss of life through inhibited livelihood and job prospects means that a vry real treadmill of hell is in place for those wishing to ingest a safer substance than alcohol.
Furthermore; children have ready access to bad cannabis that has the incorrect balance of cannabinoids, adulterants like glass, harder drugs, and chemicals to give false potencies and weight for the hardline cash croppers. This will lead a child to all manner of health fallout and judicial reprisal resulting in a life ruined before it starts.
I think you can see where my position stands on the matter. hehe
I reckon you just got spanked mate lol. NAO is a pro-warrior. :P
Thanks for all this info guys, I know it's tempting to get into debate here on the thread but I consider we're all on the same side more or less. This is taking a lot longer than I'd hoped due to the amount of research on fine detail I'm having to do. I feel a bit like a solicitor only less evil, bloodsucking and generally unpleasant. No offence to any solicitors here, I just hate you
Some of the suggestions overlap a bit so I'm trying to generalise them a bit . "Mental Health" would be Brain damage and paranoia etc.
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No no, no spanking! Unless we're up for that?! hehe, Like the Warrior though, that's a keeper. I just get to hear most of the arguments and some annoy me, that one does. No malice aimed at new_neo, anyone on here is a friend in my books.
Good stuff Dirk, look forward to it all. I'm sure I can still think of more, brain's fried at mo!!
Oh gawd, I've over compensated and created a scene, my mum told me this would happen! No offence taken from the no offence intended from the initial potential offence! Right Neo, look what you've started! Mods, BAN HAMMER HIM!
Just realised, I'm the mod of this forum, I'm looking for ban hammer now! lol
lol you're mental mate. I want what he's having. You should know better than to have two drama queens in one thread both apologising for nothing lol.
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Cannabis causes social ineptitude?
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." - Carl Sagan
"I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . ...But never at dusk." - Steve Martin
The cannabis causes brain damage is not a valid scientific fact so that can not go on the list.
The scientist that done that experiment made monkeys smoke a SHIT LOAD of cannabis all at once without any normal air, The monkey had a breathe mask on and was being fed the smoke for minutes of end.
If you starve anyone of oxygen for minutes on end and they survive of course its going to cause brain damage.
I see what your doing with this thread and I am in support of you, but that should not be included on the list.
As for another against cannabis argument: Having another legal drug is bad for society
I'm awful at these because the ones I always hear sound absolute rubbish to me so I never remember them i.e:
Cannabis lowers your sperm count (it mildly raises it dumb ass)
Cannabis makes you stupid (no cannabis makes you feel generally happier, you could take an IQ test and probably score higher on cannabis)
Cannabis causes cancer (no it doesn't infact it helps fight cancer in more then one way)
All the current system does is put innocent growers for personal use in jail, gives money to the criminals, and leaves all the taxpayers worse off whether they smoke it or not due to prison population and having to pay the police to look for the cannabis "fiends"
NAO: I'm not disagreeing that the legalization of cannabis would go a long way towards solving some of our societies current issues, but I'd still disagree that it should be the number one priority. I'd personally class the introduction of a fair and democratic proportionally represetative voting system, the legalization of prostitution, re-evaluation of funding (ie decreasing the military budget and transferring that money into education and the NHS) as equally, if not more important. Although to be fair, the legalization of cannabis would have the greatest benefit for me on an individual level. I also agree that political priorities are screwed up at present. Still, I do think that a shift towards a less militaristic and interfering outlook on foreign affairs would have to take precedence over changing drugs legislation. I'm also pretty sure that child exploitation and the arms trade fund themselves pretty well. If gangs were having to use money made from selling drugs to perform these activities then they wouldn't be profitable, and as such wouldn't occur.
Sorry to play devils advocate here. I do fully support legalization in every sense possible, but I still don't see it as the number one priority.
I've got another downside for cannabis as well. It mildly raises your sperm count :P
EDIT: *Prepares for the textual beating*
New Age Outlaw (07-04-11)
I have 10 of the top general reasons why people think Cannabis should be illegal:
1. Children (to protect them)
2. Causes poor mental health (Schizophrenia, "Psychosis", Paranoia, forgetfulness, Alzheimer's etc)
3. Causes poor physical health (Heart disease, Cancer, Brain damage etc)
4. Gateway drug (self explanatory)
5. Sending the wrong message (People/Children will think all drugs are OK to use)
6. Super Skunk (Not the same as the weed we smoked in the 60's or whenever)
7. Funds crime and/or terrorism (self explanatory)
8. There are more important things to worry about (War, Famine, Pestilence, The Economy and Death - Horsemen of the Neo-Apocalypse)
9. Accidents/Deaths resulting directly or indirectly from Cannabis use. (Suicide, overdose, being stupid, drug driving, falling etc)
10. Is addictive (self explanatory)
I've started looking at the arguments against, but have to consider the two main options on the table besides the way things are: Legalisation and Decriminalisation (not to be used for profit)
I will be including a glossary of interesting terms.
Nearly there, been a bit off lately sorry guys.
With regards to human trafficking and child exploitation etc; this is unfortunately very real. The BBC programme that I was in - well, I got to hear and know about some tales that would make your heart break fully in two. They covered some of them in the films. These are not just stories to be objectively viewed and speculated on, these are real people who are embroiled in cannabis underground and a literal life-line of ending this law. Also, I tend to get around 200 emails daily from all walks of life, whether it is medicinal users, respected citizens that have had their lives wrecked through current law in some way, or people that are caught up in the rings that I have just previously spoke on. When faced with these real life happenings, you really do struggle to maintain that this is not a very important issue; once more, it is for politics to act upon any wrong.
Finally, don't forget Mexico, we're heading that way. 35 000 dead in four years, men, women, children, innocents. This is a direct result or prohibition. I wish to prevent more of this action. The UK is heading this way bit by bit, piece by piece.
As for the sperm count... are you flirting with me now Neo??!! lol All the best mate!
Nice work Dirk, this is going to be a valuable tool!
It's been a while now. I have to hold my hands up and apologise for not finishing this yet. I'm not sure I ever will now. It's half done but my health has taken a massive dive over the past few weeks and I can't face doing it. I need to take more time out. I'll remove the link from my sig.
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