..when right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right. I liked your patriotism with this symbolic demonstration:) Hope your having a nice Sunday, Thyme.
You are always fun to read! There may be good sense in this. Didn't know until I read it here. Thanks for keeping me in the loop!
If the same thing were to happen in the US, that would mean setting up legalized plantations in Orange County to provide the rest of the country of marijuna.Actually I think there is very good sense in it. Legal production will lower the prices, and the most important link between drug trafficing and crime, especially in the case of marijuna (which does not make people agressive) is money. Decreasing the money factor will lower the related crime rate.
Don't you think this softdrug is the first step to stronger stuff?That is what worries me.
No I don't think so. When I was a teenager I belonged to a large group of people who smoked weed, and none used the harddrugs. I have known/do know some people who quit harddrugs, with support of good friends and their occasional smoke and beer. Weed and harddrugs - for us - were a different scene altogether, and there is no direct link between them, in my opinion. But I have been sold weed that might have been "sauced" with something stronger, and that would be one of the phenomena this initiative would prevent from happening. To control the use of marijuana is better than to push it into illegality along with the more dangerous stuff.Smoking weed is comparable to drinking alcohol, and should be limited or abstained from for the same reasons.The best prevention against abuse it to witness the effect on yourself and other people.The effects of marijuana are less destructive on a persons health than those of alcohol. The same does not go for what we call the "harddrugs" and the chemical drugs.
Oh well maybe you are right, I don't know what to think of it.
I do know what to think of it! I think legalizing it is not the same as saying it is good for you. There should be age limits and permits and all that stuff. But if weed is illegal, so should alcohol be, and 1: most people would not want that, and 2: that has been tried, but led to bigger problems than regulated sale.
It's the LACK of soft drugs that lead to hard drugs.If all drugs were legal there would be control and support. But tooo much money is made from drugs for it to be legalised ( in Oz anyway ). Ray
I basically agree with what you said here.. if soft drugs were not illegal like hard drugs then the difference might be more self-evident.Too moch money? But if marijuana were to be legalized the government would profit more - they tax alcohol and tobacco too. Our Eindhoven mayor gains a little bit extra by growing his own!