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Britain to ease marijuana laws

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KaBar, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    LONDON--David Blunkett, the Home Secretary (roughly equivalent to the Attorney General of the United States) told Parlaiment that police will no longer arrest people for smoking "cannabis" as the drug is known in Britain. Possession of a supply of the drug for personal use will also be ignored. Cannabis will still be considered an illegal drug, however, and selling it will remain an arrestable offense.
    "Making a differentiation between drugs that kill and drugs that do not would be scientifically appropriate and educationally valuable," Blunkett said. He promised an increase in education programs.
    "The message is clear--drugs are dangerous," he said. "We weill educate, persuade and where necessary, direct young people away from their use."

    This follows a European trend of decriminalizing marijuana and all "party drugs", such as Ecstasy. However, a political coalition in the Netherlands, due to come of office later this month, announced plans to "tighten" some of that country's drug laws. In fact, the latest trend in Europe is to decriminalize all drugs, including heroin and cocaine, treating drug use as a health problem instead of a crime.
     
  2. NATO

    NATO Guest

    bloody hippies. ;)
     
  3. REGULATOR

    REGULATOR Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 6, 2001 Messages: 3,383 Likes Received: 0

    DAMN IM MOVING TO BRITAIN!!

    you kno your a pothead when you cant even remember where you put your weed (just happened to me yesterday)
     
  4. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    ^^ you know that Regulator is a newbie to the world of marijuana when he writes shit like that.
     
  5. Retnilps

    Retnilps Guest

    sounds good. even though i dont smoke, i dont see why a non violent drug like weed should be put down so much. most of the trafficking of this drug is so much more peaceful than the trafficking of drugs like cocaine and heroin. but i think those should be decriminalized too because it would make trafficking less dangerous and crackheads wouldnt have to junp in a dumpster to smoke.
     
  6. DVISE GRPHk

    DVISE GRPHk New Jack

    Joined: Jun 24, 2002 Messages: 84 Likes Received: 0
    THATS IT IVE MOVING TO BRITAIN
     
  7. AeRoSoL JuNkiE

    AeRoSoL JuNkiE Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 1, 2000 Messages: 2,505 Likes Received: 0
    Maybe if this works out good(which it should) maybe the US will ease up a litte bit on the cannabis laws but I highly doubt that...
     
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    canada is already talking about following the lead set in Brixton (the test area in south london).

    The goal is to deal with crimes that are a result of hard drug use (theft, muggings etc)
    as opposed to dealing with casual pot smokers.

    hell lets see anyone get motivated to rob a bank after smoking some BC hydro.
     
  9. imported_grim540

    imported_grim540 Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2001 Messages: 465 Likes Received: 0
    this will be the best thing to happen to us, soon we will be able to smoke without fear, the US will never let the brits get one up on us.


    I saw something on the news about nevada proposing to decriminalize pot as well

    an adult will be able to own up to three ounces, it will be sold in state run stores and taxed like cigarettes
     
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    I'm sorry to say it guys but....

    The USA will be the LAST country to decriminalize pot

    They will NEVER surrender to the war on drugs and admit that they were wasting all that time and money.
    Plus they really would have to let the thousands of americans who are in prison because of pot charges go free.

    and hell... you guys haven't even caught up with the metric system...
    I doubt that any leftist-liberal legal changes would be welcomed.
     
  11. Retnilps

    Retnilps Guest

    im sure nevada can do whatever they want. i dont think the govt gives a damn.
     
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    oh yeah...

    lets keep this thread about the LAWS.
     
  13. Gnes 37

    Gnes 37 Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 7,071 Likes Received: 2
    good move britain i applaud thee wait till the american goverment breath up your neck. we have fucking idiots running our country
     
  14. beardo

    beardo Guest

    how long till we add britain to the axis of evil?
     
  15. AeRoSoL JuNkiE

    AeRoSoL JuNkiE Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 1, 2000 Messages: 2,505 Likes Received: 0
    Yea, I highly doubt them easing up at all. They don't want anyone decriminalizing it. They tried to persuade Canada not to do it, then they wouldnt hand over and good qaulity seeds so Canada got stuck with a shit load of weak medicinal herb. The US we even go as far as stopping trade with Jamaica because they want to decriminalize it. It's so stupid
     
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