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Cannabis legalisation causing a clash between my libertarian and conservative sides
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RE: Cannabis legalisation causing a clash between my libertarian and conservative sides
(01-10-2017 07:24 PM)storm Wrote:  It's a hard topic to decide on.

There is the precious american concept of freedom on the one hand. As well as the success legalization has had in for example portugal.

On the other hand I am well aware that I am projecting when I think most people will be able to exercise moderation. People can't exercise moderation with TV. We have seen legalization drain the funds of the lower and lower-middle class in Colorado.

I've seen enough drunks and potheads to know that they'll always be around: the question is if the booze/pot causes it of if these people would be sniffing paint without it. I think it's a bit of both but would like to hear an expert's opinion.

So I assume you're also undecided about whether or not we should ban alcohol.
01-11-2017 04:41 PM
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RE: Cannabis legalisation causing a clash between my libertarian and conservative sides
In case you hadn't already guessed by my posts in the 'Drug Policy' thread, my conservative side won over.

My argument is that in an ideal world, cannabis would be legalised. People would use it at their own risk with no big government to pay for their welfare benefits or 'treatment'. They would understand the risks and the damaging effects cannabis had, and would be morally guided to either not use it at all, or to limit their use so that it is sensible.

But this ideal world is never going to happen. Especially in the UK with our generous healthcare and welfare systems, I am not prepared to allow my money to go to these delinquents.

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RE: Cannabis legalisation causing a clash between my libertarian and conservative sides
(01-11-2017 05:05 PM)britchard Wrote:  In case you hadn't already guessed by my posts in the 'Drug Policy' thread, my conservative side won over.

My argument is that in an ideal world, cannabis would be legalised. People would use it at their own risk with no big government to pay for their welfare benefits or 'treatment'. They would understand the risks and the damaging effects cannabis had, and would be morally guided to either not use it at all, or to limit their use so that it is sensible.

But this ideal world is never going to happen. Especially in the UK with our generous healthcare and welfare systems, I am not prepared to allow my money to go to these delinquents.

And how exactly is throwing these people in jail going to prevent them from using the healthcare and welfare systems when they get out?
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RE: Cannabis legalisation causing a clash between my libertarian and conservative sides
^^ No, by making it illegal, these delinquents won't receive be able to buy and use cannabis. So there won't be millions and billions of dollars being wasted on sending them to jail.

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