This list doesn't cover every nation in the world. But it's a good overview:
Legality of Cannabis, Wikipedia
Wow those laws are soooo tough for example:
In practice, possession or manufacture of cannabis products is considered to be a minor misdemeanor punishable by a minor fine (normally in the range of 60-500 euros). A supreme court decision of 2004 set up a "half a dozen" precedent: Cultivation of up to 6 plants for personal use is subject to the same penalties as personal use. The same applies to distribution and use within a "closed circle of users"
Marijuana is their biggest cash crop because that is where the huge majority of the demand lies.The issue isn’t whether they will focus on “other” drugs like cocaine and heroine, the issue is they will continue to grow Marijuana which will be LEGAL and continue attempting to get people HOOKED on cocaine and heroine which are far more profitable and easy to move than tons of Cannabis.
Basic economics, if better quality goods are produced here and sold at lower costs, their market vanishes. They cease production and distribution because the incentive is not there.. money. You seriously do not understand that?
Really?? gateway argument? Anyone who has used marijuana laughs at the absurdity of this argument every time it is presented.There is a LOT of evidence that marijuana merely leads to much stronger drug use. After a while, you just can’t get the thrill from smoking dope and turn to stronger alternatives.
I skydive for thrills. But I suppose you are the expert at knowing why people smoke pot, so I will concede hereThe notion that the drug trade will somehow go away and enforcement problems will be minimized by legalization are absurd arguments that are not supported by the facts. The notion that many people smoke dope because it helps them to relax or concentrate is equally specious; it is to get a thrill. And once that thrill is worn out, they usually turn to stronger drugs for their “thrills.”
Did you really think that was the comparison I was making or are you purposely being obtuse?Yes, quite the argument comparing computer software to mind altering drugs; you cannot possibly be serious can you?
I was comparing a business to a business. Can you really not tell that, or understand how an analogy works? If not then I am certainly wasting my time with you.
Noone said it was a miracle panacea, the premise is that it will helprescue the economy. I had to explain this to someoine earlier in this thread, is it that difficult to understand the word "help"?Carry on; remember what the debate is about; Marijuana will rescue California's economy. It won't because we heard the same specious arguments about the lottery solving our school budget problems, how cigarette taxes would solve our budget problems etc etc ect; yet we always seem to have a budget problem.
If you honestly believe this argument, there is a bridge in Arizona I would like to sell you.
Is $1.3 billion more in the coffers instead of 0 going to help the situation?
speculating on future spending and what may or may not happen is a smokescreen you are using to deflect from the issue, itr is a simple question
different topic different argument.Now why do you suppose that is? Could it be that our Government officials spend money like addicts do drugs?
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If I were to argue that murder is wrong because nearly every culture has laws against it... that would be an appeal to majority, a logic fallacy.
On the other hand, if I were to ask you if the people who support murder laws around the world are all deluded, that would be a reasonable question which I'd reasonably expect you to answer.
So tell me... if the logic for legalization of marijuana is so common-sensical, so obvious, so plain to see... why do you believe people around the globe don't see that logic in the same common sense way you do?
Have they all been duped?
No. It would be a loaded question that uses the demonization of Marijuana by western culture as a crutch and ignores the fact that marijuana and other drugs are legal depending on locality. As opposed to murder. Which is illegal in not only modernized countries but even backwards countries like Iran.On the other hand, if I were to ask you if the people who support murder laws around the world are all deluded, that would be a reasonable question which I'd reasonably expect you to answer.
You're being purposely obtuse. Marijuana, thanks to religious conservatives has been demonized. This is the sole reason as to why it remains illegal. Mostly because people have been fooled into believing that marijuana is more harmful then alcohol or even advil. As I've said many times.Show me why marijuana should remain illegal and you'll have proven why alcohol, aspirins and hundreds of other legal substances should be banned and made illegal. Your agenda fools nobody. You simply won't. Your inconsistency will show the minute you admit to having used alcohol or any other number of perfectly legal substances.So tell me... if the logic for legalization of marijuana is so common-sensical, so obvious, so plain to see... why do you believe people around the globe don't see that logic in the same common sense way you do?
Have they all been duped?
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