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I was asking if there was a specific reason for it. Not a statement of the blindingly obvious.

But thanks anyway.

The paper, tobacco and pharma industies along with the brewers pushed for its criminalisation in the 20's I think. In the UK the same process happend a few years later. Can't remember much its all a bit hazy ;) But essentially because it was a threat to profits of big industry.

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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.

Do you think you've a better chance og getting it decriminalised via westminster than Edinburgh? Why? Don't give us rubbish about calvinism. Just facts not assertions please.

Incase folk like more information about the current state of play regarding the legalisation campaign try this http://www.clear-uk.org

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Just legalize it and get on with life, it doesnt need to be a free for all,

Available from license traders like alcohol,

To over 18s only like alcohol

Consume on the premisis or take it home, no smoking a joint while walking down the high (no pun intended) street etc

No driving under the influence.

simples

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Jesus f**k.

What?

Tell me, exactly, why crystal meth should be illegal?

Don't scimp on the details now, I want this to be quick and comprehensive.

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What?

Tell me, exactly, why crystal meth should be illegal?

Don't scimp on the details now, I want this to be quick and comprehensive.

Is there much of a problem with it in the uk anyway?

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What?

Tell me, exactly, why crystal meth should be illegal?

Don't scimp on the details now, I want this to be quick and comprehensive.

You're trolling, right?

If you really need this explained to you then you are a lost cause.

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Is there much of a problem with it in the uk anyway?

Nope.

You're trolling, right?

If you really need this explained to you then you are a lost cause.

A lost cause? Bitch please. There is absolutely no viable argument in favour of the war on drugs approach to Crystal Meth. Now please provide one reason why it shouldn't be legalised. Go on, we're all waiting.

This takes me back. I remember when this was a semi-permanent argument on here. Circa 2010-11?

I wonder what happened to those supporting the war on drugs? They're all pushing up daisies.

Not dead, just in really shitty jobs.

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Do you think you've a better chance og getting it decriminalised via westminster than Edinburgh? Why? Don't give us rubbish about calvinism. Just facts not assertions please.

Incase folk like more information about the current state of play regarding the legalisation campaign try this http://www.clear-uk.org

Whit? Open your eyes - who in the UK led with banning smoking, minimum pricing on alcohol, plain packaging on cigarettes, drinking in public (and at games)? These are existing, legal drugs which already bring in huge amounts in tax revenues and exports but they have been relentlessly attacked by Holyrood. Why on earth do you think the Scots are more likely to then decriminalise another drug? The English and specifically Londoners have a far more laissez-faire approach to cannabis and I certainly don't think it unlikely that some areas of London will have decriminalised cannabis sooner rather than later.

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A lost cause? Bitch please. There is absolutely no viable argument in favour of the war on drugs approach to Crystal Meth. Now please provide one reason why it shouldn't be legalised. Go on, we're all waiting.

"...we're all..."?

This is what happens when you take crystal meth, you develop symptoms of multiple personality disorder. Just one of the reasons why it shouldn't be legalised.

Just say no, Supras.

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"...we're all..."?

This is what happens when you take crystal meth, you develop symptoms of multiple personality disorder. Just one of the reasons why it shouldn't be legalised.

Just say no, Supras.

It means we are all and it refers to everyone on this thread.

But why am I getting drawn on this? I have never taken Crystal meth, nor do I have any desire to do so.

Now, please provide a reason why crystal meth should remain within the auspices of the war on drugs and not be legalised? Your lack of response to this question implies I have crushed you already, which is record speed for me.

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Legalise, regulate, lightly tax.

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Chronic use of weed can cause issues.

Saying that though its a farce that drink is legal when you see the damage it does every weekend.

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Please just fucking legalise it so Supras can actually have a smoke. He's absolutely desperate to try it.

Consumption has nothing to do with the legalisation campaign.

It never has.

And f**k me, that Dundee fan was easy.

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I'm not so sure there's any more of a 'Calvinist' streak in Scottish politicians than others in Britain, but I do think that the SNP and Labour trying to 'out-left' each other as an attempt to cash in on the brand of left-wing populism/lowest common denominator politics they both clearly perceive to be desirable creates a climate where both parties clearly wouldn't see it as in their interests to come out in favour of legalisation/decriminalisation, for fear of alienating their clear common target market, that is, your average Daily Record reader.

Edit: I believe the Greens back decriminalisation, but their leftiness is different from the SNP/Labour in that it's rooted in cosmopolitanism, rather than Labour's roots in trade unions and the working class etc, and the SNP's attempts to muscle in on that constituency. Maybe decriminalisation is a policy the Lib Dems could come to propose, if their poll ratings go low enough that they feel they've nothing to lose.

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Why penalise at all tho? i start work at 6 am, if i want to have a drink at night i might still be over the limit in the morning, even if im carefull i'll still be up for my 3-4 middle of the night pishes.

on the other hand i can have a joint and be off to bed for a full nights kip at 10 o clock and fresh as you like in the morning. one is legal the other isnt???

I know some people will just sit baked out there box all day and amount to the sum total of f**k all in life but they do that any way and some do it with alcohol.

It would just make too much sense to legalise it

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I used to be into it years ago, but I've retired from it now. I think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks (pun intended).

But I do have a question... legalise weed... what about harder drugs like Crystal Meth and PCP?

And if you let them go "legal", how about cyanide pills?

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Crystal meth should of course be legalised,

As for cyanide pills? Um, no? If people want to use recreational drug use they should absolutely be permitted to do so in controlled circumstances. But legalising the purchase of cyanide pills which are solely used to poison people? That would be idiotic, there are plenty of other substances you can use if you want to poison somebody.

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Crystal meth should of course be legalised,

 

As for cyanide pills? Um, no? If people want to use recreational drug use they should absolutely be permitted to do so in controlled circumstances. But legalising the purchase of cyanide pills which are solely used to poison people? That would be idiotic, there are plenty of other substances you can use if you want to poison somebody.

But then couldn't there be drugs that could be used to spike people's drinks more readily available? Much like rohypnol(spelling?)

I've been spiked with ecstasy twice in my life and it is not a pleasant experience, especially when I'm already on mood uppers and downers for my bipolar disorder. My medication has an effect on my kidneys and as you know ecstasy reeks havoc with your waterworks and I could have nearly died if it weren't for my mates being there for me.

I'm not against legalisation but there has to be some consideration. Weed should definitely be legalised, there is no argument against it. Ecstasy and other hard drugs.. I don't think it's an easy one.

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