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Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Old Fart » Tue May 16, 12:37 am

I don't know anything about this newspaper but if true it sounds encouraging.

"Weed forests, Legoland hideaways and your dealer who hangs outside Asda."
                  
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British police are wasting one million hours every year enforcing the ban on cannabis, according to research by the Liberal Democrats.

As the Independent reports, official figures highlighted a total of 87,247 police cases related to marijuana opened in 2015. This costs the taxpayer £2,256 per case.

Across 1,044,180 police hours, £31million was approximately spent.

On Friday, the Liberal Democrats announced a pledge to legalise cannabis and see the creation of a regulated market in their manifesto. The party has similar ideas to policy implemented in U.S states like Colorado. The Canadian government is currently working on legislation that would see in the legalisation of recreational marijuana by July 1 2018, making it the first G7 country to fully legalise usage.


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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Dazzler » Tue May 16, 7:58 am

It's an easy policy to chuck under a bus in the event that they have to negotiate with the Tories for a coalition. There's 0 chance that the Lib Dems will ever see this policy implemented.

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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Old Fart » Tue May 16, 12:02 pm

Dazzler wrote: There's 0 chance that the Lib Dems will ever see this policy implemented.


I used to say that here in America.

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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Dazzler » Wed May 17, 6:21 am

If it is legalised, it won't be the the Lib Dems who do it. In any case, there are so many issues that are more important at the moment that the legal status of cannabis looks like a frivolity. Wouldn't even make the top 20 at present.

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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Old Fart » Wed May 17, 1:00 pm

Dazzler wrote:In any case, there are so many issues that are more important at the moment that the legal status of cannabis looks like a frivolity. Wouldn't even make the top 20 at present.


Same here.

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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby des » Wed May 17, 3:04 pm

I've don't know of anyone getting busted for marijuana possession in the last 15 years!

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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Dazzler » Thu May 18, 5:14 pm

Yeah, it's almost de-facto legal in the UK. You have to be very unlucky or very stupid to be busted for possession.

Drugs of all kinds are better quality, cheaper and more available than they've ever been before.

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Re: Liberal Democrats promise to legalise weed.

Postby Generous_J » Thu May 18, 11:15 pm

Weed is easily got anywhere really. I've scored in England, Italy, Sicily, Spain, the US. The best was probably a village in Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom!


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