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Thread: California to vote on legalising Marijuana (Good or Bad?)

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    Default California to vote on legalising Marijuana (Good or Bad?)

    California voters may pass "Proposition 19" in a statewide ballot on 2 November effectively legalising Marijuana. Once it is passed in California there will be domino effect on all of the other states, in a similar manner as when prohibition on alcohol ended.

    The effects of decriminalising marijuana would help end the vast drug cartel earnings in Mexico alone. Mexican drug trafficking crooks earn some $1bn- $2bn (£630m to £1.26bn) annually from smuggling marijuana to the US market and of course that figure may be greatly underestimated.

    Needless to say if the proposition is enacted a very lucrative amount of tax will be collected in state taxation on legal spliffs.

    If marijuana is legalised in California, how long will it take for the same to happen in Europe? How long will it take to happen here?

    You only have to look at the money the "legal" headshops were raking in and earnings taxed, now of course due to the idiots in government, handed back to drug dealers and other scum.

    I would be happy to see marijuana being legalised, taxed and monitored, hopefully much better than the alcohol drug industry in Ireland

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    Given that it is the most populous state in the Union and also the most economically screwed-up, allowing the population to get stoned might get the whole-hearted support of the police.
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    Legalize growing 2-3 plants at home for personal use here and watch the gangs largely disappear in a few months.

    Of course there's the drink lobby (its the 'legal' drugs that are ok for you, that generate large tax and profit incomes), the 'security' lobby (what will all those guards do instead?), the media lobby (fewer scare stories to generate fear, insecurity and profits) and the craw thumping looney right wingers too...

    Nah, way too sensible an idea, never going to happen here...

    In California though, well it just might!

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    Great.. how can someone ustify making a plant illegal when drink is legal... one of the Biggest contradiction this world was ever sold

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    Legalise it, tax it, have fun.
    Repeal the 27th.

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    Legalise it.
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    Good.

    The sooner the better.
    Prohibition only forces it underground and encourages organised crime.
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    Telling people what they can and can't put into their body is very 20th centruy.
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    I seen a case in the paper yesterday where it was stated that the Shiocana had placed a value of 12000euro on an a kilo of Hash.
    I reckon we should do the maths (proper maths) and then tax it @50%.
    But I doubt very much that It is as dear as the the Garda think.
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    its hi time

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