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Cannabis - Time for a re-think?


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1 hour ago, Roxanne said:

You know, if cannabis didn't exist, half the books wouldn't be written, half the songs wouldnt be written, half the poems wouldn't be written, half the paintings wouldn't be painted.

 

I disagree. Different books and songs etc may be written instead. I don't think Shakespeare used it.

 

1 hour ago, Roxanne said:

Cannabis isn't a gateway drug  Trauma is the gateway. Cannabis helps. 

The use of cannabis for those with mental health problems and severe mental illness can and does often exacerbate symptoms, sometimes increasing risks to themselves and /or those around them. 

This though is only about the medicinal use, not the decriminalisation of all use. If that is what is being proposed then a whole new government department will need to be setup for government oversight of the import, growth, use, quality, etc etc. Leaving it all up to users to govern it's use will lead to problems. 

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47 minutes ago, Apple said:

I disagree. Different books and songs etc may be written instead. I don't think Shakespeare used it.

 

The use of cannabis for those with mental health problems and severe mental illness can and does often exacerbate symptoms, sometimes increasing risks to themselves and /or those around them. 

This though is only about the medicinal use, not the decriminalisation of all use. If that is what is being proposed then a whole new government department will need to be setup for government oversight of the import, growth, use, quality, etc etc. Leaving it all up to users to govern it's use will lead to problems. 

Ypu don't half write a load of shite.

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The way to go initially would be the issuing of permits to grow one's own. Obviously with a limit to quantity, say half a dozen plants in rotation at any one time, whether artificially under lights hydroponically or a summer crop in the greenhouse. Easy to police, big fines and revoking of the permit if found to be supplying others. No public use, age restricted and above all, proper scientific research into what level in the blood qualifies intoxication for drivers. 

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1 minute ago, quilp said:

The way to go initially would be the issuing of permits to grow one's own. Obviously with a limit to quantity, say half a dozen plants in rotation at any one time, whether artificially under lights hydroponically or a summer crop in the greenhouse. Easy to police, big fines and revoking of the permit if found to be supplying others. No public use, age restricted and above all, proper scientific research into what level in the blood qualifies intoxication for drivers. 

It's logical and sensible thinking and planning like this that should be in place but our 'tits in power' don't have the desire to rock the boat and do the right thing.

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Absolutely. Charge people £200 for home grow licence, limited by floor space, plant quantity, whatever, agree to be of good character or lose it, be aware that similar to a gun permit it should be secure and could be subject to random inspection. Totally into it. 

 

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Even three plants grown over summer and autumn, naturally in the greenhouse using guaranteed female seedlings would be enough to take you through a cold, dark winter. Provided one knew what one was doing that is. And secure against the theft of, as Teapot says. Thus removing a lot of the problematic criminal enterprise which exists presently. This is how the Dutch began with decriminalisation. It takes a bit of open-minded lateral thinking. Cannabis, after thousands of years of use on every continent of the world at one time or another is never going to be curtailed by out of date laws and enforcement that creates more problems than it seeks to resolve. 

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