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Re: Want to buy some pot?

Postby StraitTalk » Aug 10th, 2017, 8:40 pm

impunity,

Exactly which is it that you have a problem with? That pot is on its way to being decriminalised and more accepted in culture in general, or that local business' are being allowed to operate in a grey area?

We can argue all day and night about the morality of using pot but at the end of the day the current legality of the drug is not aligned with the legality of other drugs (pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco etc).

I grew up being taught that marijuana is a terrible, life-ruining gateway drug that will inevitably lead to me in an alleyway somewhere with insects seemingly crawling under my skin. DARE has in recent history changed the way it views and educates on that particular drug which is progress.

You seem convinced however that anyone who uses it or is associated with it is immoral and that's totally fine, but totally wrong - and kind of ignorant. I am supportive of the end to the drug war, in putting the income around pot sales into the hands of our government to do things like properly educate youth on the effects as opposed to the hands of criminals.

I think the answer to one of your first questions, why are these places allowed to operate, is that "the system" really doesn't see the value in cracking down on it anymore. You might disagree with that, and again that's okay.
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Re: Want to buy some pot?

Postby Tack » Aug 14th, 2017, 7:55 am

StraitTalk wrote:impunity,

Exactly which is it that you have a problem with? That pot is on its way to being decriminalised and more accepted in culture in general, or that local business' are being allowed to operate in a grey area?

We can argue all day and night about the morality of using pot but at the end of the day the current legality of the drug is not aligned with the legality of other drugs (pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco etc).



I have to ask the same questions. What is OP's real issue with it? For me I don't drink alcohol however I do use marijuana (not smoking, smoking anything is bad for your lungs). Some may consider a glass of wine after work ok every day, I consider that an alcoholic. For me consuming marijuana a couple times a week for recreational use should be on the same level as going to the bar, but for some reason this really bothers a lot of people. I'm a professional who always works hard in my work and personal life, marijuana doesn't destroy lives like some people seem to think it will when made legal.

I also believe that dispensaries are the way to go, I personally got into one having to use the guise of sleep issues because I don't want to buy off some flakey street dealer in a parking lot like I'm 16. I prefer to go into a store and have a choice of many products; exactly like those who drink alcohol are provided. Once it's legalized for recreational use people won't need to lie about the reason to want to buy from a store. You don't need to prove you need liquor or cigarettes, you just buy them.

Yes we need more regulation, yes we need to ensure these businesses are taxed and operate properly and yes we need good controls over youth accessing from stores. However this doesn't mean we need to stop our movement towards legalized marijuana.
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Re: Want to buy some pot?

Postby StraitTalk » Aug 15th, 2017, 11:26 pm

Legalisation of not only marijuana but other drugs can have positive effects, such as putting it out of the hands of people who can't afford to live in the first place and the money saved can be spent rehabilitating and treating mental illnesses.
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