i agree that we should abide by the law of the country but the problem with cannabis is that it will not just go away. We have to accept that Cannabis has been around for as long as Drink and tobacco. There are many possitive things that can come out of legalising the drug.
- More revenue for the government.
- Less people abusing alcohol.
- Seen in Europe as a open and mature society.
Its going to happen whether you like it or not. :)
From: "John P. Looney" <john at antefacto.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:36:23 +0100
To: social at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG-Social] Legalise.
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 06:08:48PM +0800, ianhowe mentioned:
> > The point is that its up to the individual themselves and not some
> > arsehole in government making decisions on behalf of me. Im well capable
> > of making up my own mind on such issues.
>> Well, problem is that you live in a country that will take care of you if
> you are sick or injured. If you go around making yourself sick or injured,
> or less able to support this society, that's detrimental to people's well
> being as a whole.
>> So, they get a load of people to decide what's good, and what's bad for
> society. They are called laws.
>> Problem being, that tobacco & alcohol do nearly as much damage as
> cannabis, and because they have been around for hundreds/thousands of
> years, they are acceptable.
>> It should be pointed out that your argument would be much better directed
> at your local TD, rather than us. They can make a difference in Law. We
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