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Marijuana Legalized In Canada?

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 40yrs • M •
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Marijuana Legalized In Canada?
Has anyone heard that Marijuana has been legalized in Canada?

I read this in an online newspaper:
quote:

"All persons in the Province of Ontario, all 12 million of them, have acquired an immunity from prosecution for marijuana possession, which may be anything from short term to permanent. If this prosecution [in PEI] is permitted to continue, in effect it would be tantamount to a ruling that more than one third of the population of Canada is immune from prosecution while the residents of Prince Edward Island are not."

This decision is binding on Ontario's lower courts, which means that no-one can be convicted of pot possession in Ontario. This effectively means that marijuana is now legal in Canada's largest province.


Do you agree with the new law, or disagree and why?

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"I'd like to say something profound....."SOMETHING PROFOUND""
 68yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that cturtle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Sorry but I am still trying to figure out why it was made illegal to begin with, at first I figured it was just another pro-abolitionism that would be like alcohol.
I was rather dismayed that it hasn't been legalized by now? It is no more addictive than nor less healthy than booze or cigarettes.An adult has a right & responsibility to consume these things then why not marijuana?

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"Terrorist or tyrant, few may come to the Truth that both are poor choice."
 34yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that [MiA] is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
i'll kick the first person that disagrees with the law

THAT drug should've never been illigal

canadians are awesome

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"The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care .... right ?"
 33yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Angelfire is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Marijuana is perfectly fine. Ask any teen and they'll agree
Anyway, its not unhealthy (unlike say... tobacco which fills your lungs with tar) and doesn't make you dangerous (like alcohol which can make you violent and give you nasty hangovers).
So really, I don't see why so many countries are against it. But anyway, in most countries the marijuana laws aren't enforced properly (especially against minors ).

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"Durch Nacht und Blut das Licht"
 33yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Angelfire is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
And yes canadians are so cool, if a little too polite (and socialist).

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"Durch Nacht und Blut das Licht"
 34yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that [MiA] is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
hmm ... do i smell ...... SARCASM ?

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"The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care .... right ?"
 40yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that wesdawgy is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Where are all the damn Canadians?
I would have liked some conformation or at least comments from the natives, oh well.

I have yet to find someone able to produce evidence that Mary Jane has any harmful side effects...hmmm reminds me of the lack of evidence about operation O.I.L.

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"I'd like to say something profound....."SOMETHING PROFOUND""
 68yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that cturtle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
DumbTeen, as our age difference shows we were brought up with very different social peers and values. My generation looked at cigarettes and alcohol as signs of maturity, imitating the adults among your peers to show that you could make adult decisions for yourself. But I do admit I tried pot twice before I joined the Marines. Pot wasn't widely know back then, so when a friends admitted to secretly having smoked pot I wondered at it's effect. Now, my mother and father consumed alcohol socially & kept a pantry which held those igredients. I of course had periodally taken small amounts which I secured until accumulating a stash which we would (drink) party. So there existed a co-conspiratory relation. I tried it twice because after discussing it's effects (which they could only relate to alcohol) I tried it. So they brought over a joint which we smoked and which had no noted effect. The second time when a few days later , they returned with a match box (small box for the short wooden matches) from which I kind of got a headache.
wesdawgy when I returned from Nam, society had certainly changed which led me to question what had happened. Probably the greatest incentives of drug use, came as the results of ill-informed propaganda aginst it the use of drugs. Distinctions between drugs had not been established, the resulting sham of information being propagated on youth was pierced by their experiences.
I talked with a doctor about pot, his whole stance was based on misperceptions produced by the lack of distinction of use and effect of an assortment of drugs.
Take care there is a lot of misinformed and misrepresentative studies on effects out there.
To the point I heard many say that they had really good weed in Nam, but in my limited experiences I did not changed my perception.
On the other hand later in life I had a friend who couldn't smoke around his wife because she would get a contact high. When my older sister's tried it, she experienced either an anxiety attack or possibly an allergic reaction from her discription. She has no desire to repeat the experience.

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"Terrorist or tyrant, few may come to the Truth that both are poor choice."
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 33yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Angelfire is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
"hmm ... do i smell ...... SARCASM ?"
What me? No, never

cturtle - Sounds like your experiences with it are really bad. Strange, or maybe today's stuff is "cleaner", because I know very few people who react badly to it.
I agree on the propaganda thing, I always laugh my ass off when I see american anti-drug-booze commercials.

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"Durch Nacht und Blut das Licht"
 40yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that wesdawgy is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
I don't know if anyone has seen this commercial or not, but a younger brother is holding a wallet walking downstairs and he says my brother didn't "move on to harder drugs", he didn't "go to jail", he didn't "blah blah blah" (all the cliche's), in fact "he didn't do much of anything at all" and tosses his older brother the wallet who's hangin out on the couch watchin TV.

This is hilarious to me; the Anti-Drug thing campaign freely admits the lack of bad effects and incidences from Marijuana on one of their own commercials!

I have known people that experience extreme paranoia from poking smot, but everything has a reaction to some people. Aspirin, caffeine, Ibuprofin, acetametaphen, etc., and these are all common over the counter medications.

The most important issue of comparison to me, is that Alchohol is legal, and Marijuana is not. No one can make a valid argument to me about why this exception exists.

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"I'd like to say something profound....."SOMETHING PROFOUND""
 68yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that cturtle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
DumbTeen - well maybe but the good ending: As I said I was in Nam during the pull out in fact I was one of the last ones in my unit to leave. Our good fortune was to be moved into Thailand and not out to some boat while we qaited word to go back in or to go home.
A C-130 landed us into a jungle strip (the cb's earthmovers were still clearing jungle) and as I got off the plane a couple of guys in my unit spotted me. They dragged me off with them, saying 'Hey, you got to try this!' They were so eager that they were practically dragging me up some stairs into this loft. Huddled in the corner about ten guys were sitting around and I got there a joint was passed around. It went around twice so I had taken two hits (drags). About couple of hours later I figured I was strait enough to go check in.
All good things come to he who waits

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"Terrorist or tyrant, few may come to the Truth that both are poor choice."
 34yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that [MiA] is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
wesdawgy - yeah i get really paranoyed, i know it's supposed to go away with the time but it doesn't work that way for me... strange.... i wish i could really enjoy it though

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"The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care .... right ?"
 33yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Angelfire is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
"I don't know if anyone has seen this commercial or not, but a younger brother is holding a wallet walking downstairs and he says my brother didn't "move on to harder drugs", he didn't "go to jail", he didn't "blah blah blah" (all the cliche's), in fact "he didn't do much of anything at all" and tosses his older brother the wallet who's hangin out on the couch watchin TV."
That's one of them. Hil-arious!! And the implication that mary jane will turn you into an anti-social couch potato. What tripe, I mean its (to me anyway) more of a social activity then anything else.

Its cool you ended up enjoying it Cturtle
I find it so strange that it has different effects on people.. I usually find it very very relaxing, as opposed to nervous lol.

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"Durch Nacht und Blut das Licht"
 68yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that cturtle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
P.S. wesdawgy I did hear some stories in college after the war. A large part of the Anti-War sentinment became related with Psychicdelic drugs. Timothy Leary and other college graduate students found that funding for their reseach was to a degree part of think tanks for military applications.
This really tended to piss them off, in order to sidestep any negative implications, the long haired pot smoking dirty commie pinko (riding around in his psychicdellic bus) was blamed for their (college students) behavior.
Pot smoking was lumped together with other drug use (including LSD) and depicted as America's youth turned into anti-american activist by these drugs.

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"Terrorist or tyrant, few may come to the Truth that both are poor choice."
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 71yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that jakereaney is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Damn, I can't believe my intellectual friends from the North Country can have the vision to take on "progressive law" like this! Will your Prime Minister and your government carry this "MORAL" cause forward and bring it down South to the US?
Eldred
PS - I'd like it! Burning Up in Arizona! Ever tried LSD?

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