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23 minutes ago, Barlow said:

I'm not sure that decriminalisation of marijuana use is a vote winner.

Barlow, if weed was decriminalised on this Island you would probably barely notice and it'd likely never affect your life. Society will not collapse, taxes collected could be zoned to assist our welfare system; the hospital, mental health etc., in the same way Colorado and other states of the USA have been doing since recreational weed was legalised over there. If I remember correctly it was $250 million a couple of years ago. A few years after decriminalisation in the Netherlands the numbers of users actually decreased, especially in the younger age ranges.

 

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2 minutes ago, quilp said:

Barlow, if weed was decriminalised on this Island you would probably barely notice and it'd likely never affect your life. Society will not collapse, taxes collected could be zoned to assist our welfare system; the hospital, mental health etc., in the same way Colorado and other states of the USA have been doing since recreational weed was legalised over there. If I remember correctly it was $250 million a couple of years ago. A few years after decriminalisation in the Netherlands the numbers of users actually decreased, especially in the younger age ranges.

 

I don't doubt anything you say.

All I said was  " I'm not sure that decriminalisation of marijuana use is a vote winner. "

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On 9/10/2021 at 8:39 AM, offshoremanxman said:

Certainly by the ones who realize that really your campaign just looks like a cynical attempt by your dad to get you a better paid job. 

Or idiots as they’re more commonly known. 

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22 hours ago, offshoremanxman said:

Likely anyone under 50 honestly wouldn’t care. 

I don’t think most people care strongly one way or the other.  Sure, there are a few who are all out ‘legalise it’ and a few who want to lock up occasional users, but I’d guess that over 90% of the population couldn’t care less about it. 

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37 minutes ago, wrighty said:

I don’t think most people care strongly one way or the other.  Sure, there are a few who are all out ‘legalise it’ and a few who want to lock up occasional users, but I’d guess that over 90% of the population couldn’t care less about it. 

Except Barlow it would seem. As I said I think most people under 50 especially don’t care. But the IOM does still have its fair share of Methodists and moaners who are very anti de-criminalization. 

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22 hours ago, wrighty said:

I don’t think most people care strongly one way or the other.  Sure, there are a few who are all out ‘legalise it’ and a few who want to lock up occasional users, but I’d guess that over 90% of the population couldn’t care less about it. 

But do the 90% who don't really care support the judicial position, & if they don't really care about that either is fining 'offenders' really just a state fundraising opportunity taken?

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