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There is no doubt, and absolutely no legitimate argument, against any existing drug being illegal. Certainly not one as benign as marijuana. It's a failure of our political system that's its not legal, and a failure of society, really.

Our prime minister admits to consuming it, yet passes laws putting those who possess cannabis in prison for up to 5 years...

Thank you for saying everything I was about to say as I couldn't be bothered typing. Wholeheartedly agree with everything you've said.

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Another less selfish reason it should be legalised is to provide an excellent alternative cash crop for third world countries who are currently producing heroin and cocaine. Back in the day, we used to get, very occasionally, Columbian grass, which gave a wonderfully mild but extremely giggly and slightly hallucinogenic hit. Most people of a certain age will remember Afghani black. Get them back to making world class dope, and starve the Taliban and gangsters, and make fair government a possibility.

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It'll be legal in England decades before it's ever legal in Scotland. There's a strong Calvinist streak in Scots and our politicians which leads to us being at the forefront of banning things. Look at how Holyrood wanks itself into a frenzy over banning fags and booze.

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It should be but I'm not sure it'll be done any time soon. It'll f**k up a lot of businesses (tobacco and alcohol being the main two but also, as Supras said, paper, logging and other ones associated with hemp) so the rich people who own those industries won't want weed legalised anytime soon.

The argument that "society will go mental" is a fucking ridiculous one, alcohol is legal and society hasn't crumbled. Of course, you'll get people who will overindulge in it but you already get that with alcohol. Some people can function perfectly well while high (creative types certainly prosper while taking it) and from the times when I've smoked it, I've never had a pounding headache and horrendous stomach aches the next day.

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Haven't touched the stuff in years but it should definitely be legalised. Must admit, I was quite gutted when Magic Mushrooms were made illegal. Used to always go up The Barras for some every few weeks.

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Anyone who doesn't think it should be legalised is an idiot, frankly. Unless they're concerned it'd be more expensive with taxation being more than the mark-up from dealers, but you know, money to be reinvested through public spending or money to criminal enterprises.

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It'll be legal in England decades before it's ever legal in Scotland. There's a strong Calvinist streak in Scots and our politicians which leads to us being at the forefront of banning things. Look at how Holyrood wanks itself into a frenzy over banning fags and booze.

So why is it not on the agenda at Westminster?

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Whats this thing about hemp and the paper industry, never heard of that?

Its an old thing from the US, the Hearst Du Point conspiracy theory

http://www.alternet.org/story/77339/debunking_the_hemp_conspiracy_theory

The motivation for making it illegal probably was much more to do with its association with black culture than some kind of super paper.

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Anyone who doesn't think it should be legalised is an idiot, frankly. Unless they're concerned it'd be more expensive with taxation being more than the mark-up from dealers, but you know, money to be reinvested through public spending or money to criminal enterprises.

*wasted <_<

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Cake, that is all.

What is Cake? Well, it has an active ingredient which is a dangerous psychoactive compound known as dimesmeric andersonphosphate. It stimulates the part of the brain called Shatner's Bassoon. And that's the bit of the brain that deals with time perception. So, a second feels like a month. Well, it almost sounds like fun...unless you're the Prague schoolboy who walked out into the street straight in front of a tram. He thought he'd got a month to cross the street.

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So why is it not on the agenda at Westminster?

It's not for now, but I can see them eventually moving to a local licensing system in England (as in the US). However I can't ever see it being legal in Scotland - especially not if independence happens.

Don't get me wrong, I'm pro-legalisation btw.

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It's not for now, but I can see them eventually moving to a local licensing system in England (as in the US). However I can't ever see it being legal in Scotland - especially not if independence happens.

Don't get me wrong, I'm pro-legalisation btw.

Could be some merit in that. Although my view of the SNP's load blowing over minimum pricing and hiding snouts in shops was because it was an easy way to show that Edinburgh can make changes to people's lives.

Not sure I see Scotland as being less likely to do it than the UK as a whole (not making a pro/anti independence point btw).

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There is absolutely no argument whatsoever against the legalisation of cannabis (and other drugs) unless you're also going to claim you think tobacco and alcohol should be banned.

In which case you're a moron.

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It'll be legal in England decades before it's ever legal in Scotland. There's a strong Calvinist streak in Scots and our politicians which leads to us being at the forefront of banning things. Look at how Holyrood wanks itself into a frenzy over banning fags and booze.

Or like banning 16 and 17 year olds from voting.... na that was just you wanking yourself into a frenzy over that one.

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Could be some merit in that. Although my view of the SNP's load blowing over minimum pricing and hiding snouts in shops was because it was an easy way to show that Edinburgh can make changes to people's lives.

Not sure I see Scotland as being less likely to do it than the UK as a whole (not making a pro/anti independence point btw).

Scotland would be run by a bunch of grim faced socialist fucks, at least until they bankrupted the place *(fifteen years max), then we might see some improvements in general and hopefully a lot less government in our faces. They will be too busy telling us how to live during the initial dark years until people get sick of them and tell them to f**k off.

* Labour just about managed it in 8 years and that was after sticking to a fairly safe Tory spending plan for the first four years of office.

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There is absolutely no argument whatsoever against the legalisation of cannabis (and other drugs) unless you're also going to claim you think tobacco and alcohol should be banned.

In which case you're a moron.

Maybe just taxing it out of reach of the rabble will mean only sensible middle class types get to do it. That seems to be the plan with fags and booze.

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Or like banning 16 and 17 year olds from voting.... na that was just you wanking yourself into a frenzy over that one.

What the f**k's your problem numbnuts?

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