Canada to Legalize Pot?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by LeperKhan, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. LeperKhan

    LeperKhan New Member

    Aug 10, 2000
    St. Paul, MN
    http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/americas/09/04/canada.pot/index.html

    "Cannabis should be, from here on, in legal and of restricted use, so that Canadians can choose whether to consume or not in security," said Sen. Pierre Claude Nolin, a Progressive Conservative Party member from Quebec province. He spoke at a news conference announcing the final report of the Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, which he chaired.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    Considering that US border patrols aren't allowed to step up efforts to search for terrorists coming in from Canada, but would be allowed to step up efforts to search for people smuggling pot in from Canada, and that stepped-up efforts to search for pot could have the side effect of making it tougher for terrorists to come across our northern border, this could be the best news from Ottawa in a while.


    Alex
     
  4. casualfan

    casualfan New Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    where have you been man? it's been legalized here ages ago, except you can only get it for medical purposes.
     
  5. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    USA
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Cool is right. Now all our dopeheads will finally leave, seeing that they get to use cannibas and have access to Canada's vaunted national health care to take care of their scrambled brains.
     
  6. casualfan

    casualfan New Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    ah yes just blame Canada. typical american.
     
  7. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where are your kids, now?

    Smoking weed or finalizing their meth lab? Meth labs are all the rage in the midwest and south west...
     
  8. TRC Real Sociedad

    TRC Real Sociedad New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    Long Beach CA
    Sorry McCraken

    But it will be legalized in Nevada very soon also, they have a three ounce limit on the ballot whith the logical next step being the "Coffe Bar" format of the Dutch.

    Why would I go anywhere, if I get caught in California, it's like a hundred dollar fine unless ofcourse you have a perscription.

    True Story:

    Friends of mine got to walk into a Police evidence room( with police escort ofcourse) and take back their quarter pound of Humboldt Kush that the cops confiscated before they found out that my friends had perscriptions.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. fox point fury

    May 19, 2001
    Providence
    Re: Sorry McCraken

    That's all well and good, but if it had been the FBI that caught them California's laws would've been swept aside and you'd be trying to bake a cake with a metal file in it right now. Weed is still illegal in the U.S., despite what some states seem to think.
     
  10. BrianJames

    BrianJames Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Chicago
    Re: Re: Sorry McCraken

    "Um...dr..drugs are baad. You shouldn't use mari..marijuana cuase its baad, umkay kids."
     
  11. JPhurst

    JPhurst New Member

    Jul 30, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    If the Federal Government wants to start playing local beat cop, then yes, it can ensure that minor possession is illegal.

    But if enough states decide to legalize it, the feds would very quickly realize that its absolutely useless to go after anything except major traffickers. This is more or less policy now.
     
  12. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Concord, Ca
    Not exactly true - the DEA is furious with California and the "medical" marijuana clubs. They recently had drug-sniffing dogs on patrol in the BART trains, and caught many users with small stashes.

    Their rationale for this police action is inter-city transportation on BART.

    Some time ago, I made a phony doctor's note and went to one of those clubs. It was hilarious, stoners behind a bar solemly dispensing "prescriptions". No smoking except in case of medical emergency!
     
  13. JPhurst

    JPhurst New Member

    Jul 30, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    You're right of course. The feds did go through the trouble of going to the Supremes to shut down one of these clubs. This is partly because California is at the vanguard here, and it was out in the open.

    If all 50 states legalize it, or for that matter, 25-30 states, I doubt the DEA would want to take over local law enforcement, which they would pretty much have to do. They could staff trains, airports, etc to make life difficult, and occasionally make an arbitrary bust, though.
     
  14. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    The problem here is that so any politician who has the 'nads to verbally distinguish between weed and crack, cocaine, etc. will be accused by a rival of being "pro-drugs", and get voted out of office by the hayseed public.

    My guess is that it will take many more years of retired police officers (the active ones can't even voice the truth) telling the ignorant masses that this dog can hunt, but what he finds won't feed you before anything changes outside more enlightened states like CA.
     
  15. BrianJames

    BrianJames Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Chicago
    Exactly, the American public has been so brainwashed into believing this whole 'war on drugs' farce. Marijuana has been classed with even the worst of the worst drugs for the past 30-40 years, and it will take many years for this to wear off. Yeah, your tax dollars in the past decades busy feeding all of us a bunch of BS.
     
  16. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Sunnyvale
    Good for Canada, i've always loved my hockey playin Brothas from the north, too bad their herbs don't taste as good as Northern Cali , but now times might change!
     
  17. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    USA
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I seriously don't understand why so many potheads are so obsessed with this issue, like marijuana rules their life. I personally never think two minutes about the subject and could give a rats @ss, but that's probably because I'm not stupid enough to use the stuff.
     
  18. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you drink alcohol?

    Think...Prohibtion, but longer...

    If you don't understand the basic premise from that, then I suppose you never will.
     
  19. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Sunnyvale
    I don't drink Booze, my wife and soccer rule my life, and I still wreck shop in the midfield!
     
  20. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, question was meant for McCracken.
     
  21. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    (...puff) Bryan Adams still sucks... (puff, puff, pass)
     
  22. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Sunnyvale
    I know, my respose was for him, Flip, you gotta come out here for a game.
     
  23. TRC Real Sociedad

    TRC Real Sociedad New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    Long Beach CA
    Hey McCraken

    Here is another way of looking at it.

    My friend got arrested for possesion of pot in Texas once, he was booked and sent to a work farm along with another guy who was booked for beating his girlfriend to a bloody pulp. THE WIFE BEATER GOT OUT OF JAIL FIRST, A MONTH BEFORE THE "POTHEAD" DID!

    Have you ever heard of prison over crowding?
    Do you know that they parole rapists so they can make room for people who have been caught with marijuana.

    Just because you don't use pot and you don't know anyone who uses pot, doesn't mean that the issue doesn't effect you.

    Do you realize how much tax money each state could raise if pot was legal?

    Do you know how much money each state would save on law inforcement if pot were legal? Do you know how many man hours law enforcement could spend finding missing children or murder suspects or rapists or even busting much worse drugs like crack and meth.

    Quick question: Who "made" the mafia? Prohibition.

    Legalization is a long time coming, who has the balls, that is the real question.
     
  24. J. Books

    J. Books New Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Maryland
    (puff...COUGH) I don't know man..I mean...he mostly sucks.....but....(puff) 'I'm Gonna Run to You' is gospel man...pure f-ing Rock Gospel...


    Soccer will become the all American sport long before pot will ever be legalized. We have a looong way to go baby.

    Have you seen that new Ecstacy commmercial with some anonymous doctor getting his 30 seconds of fame by saying "E killed this girl"...nevermind she probably gobbled 20 pills or danced for three days straight and finally croaked of dehydration.
    Yes, and LSD mutates your DNA, too....Please, tell me another one doctor.


    But nothing beats the "if you do drugs you support terrorism" commercial. If he wasn't a gibbering idiot at this point I'd almost swear Reagan came up with that commercial...


    Legalizing drugs doesn't really solve many problems...and it creates of few new ones. but the mere idea that the government can tell you what you can put in your body is ridiculous.

    When I'm king of the world there will be good quality smack for anyone who can afford it, just don't expect the state to pay your funeral expenses.
     
  25. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    USA
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Yeah, and Jerry Garcia is dead. I'm sure it had nothing to do with drugs, though, man.
     

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