CDZ Canada to legalise recreational pot:pros and cons

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    Justin Trudeau launching plan to legalise marijuana in Canada

    legislation is being presented in Canada to legalise the recreational use of marijuana. It's a controversial topic, as there are many moving parts to this issue.

    On one hand, the war on drugs has been an abysmal failure, and an expensive one, at that. Enforcement of this so called war has fallen mostly on minority shoulders, even though non minorities are statistically more likely to be cannabis users.

    On the other hand, is it correct to just surrender to the issue of drug abuse, merely because it seems to be unenforceable with the tools we currently have at hand?

    This is a major step to take, and the consequences may be far-ranging. Any ideas from states that have already started this process, and can offer some advice?
     
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    Colorado is a Rocky Mountain state that legalized pot.

    The state is making a lot of money on excise taxes on the pot.

    The other Rocky Mountain states are not likely to follow in their footsteps however, at least not anytime soon.

    The religious environment here (Mormon, Catholic, etc.) does not favor it.
     
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    Has there been any impact on crime rates, etc since the legislation?
     
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    On the other hand, is it correct to just surrender to the issue of drug abuse
    Seems like that could also apply to alcohol and prescription meds :dunno:
    Basically, in my mind, it comes to down big govt advocates that think they know whats best for you. Its a flower that grows in a ditch FFS
    And also big pharma
     
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    There have been several big explosions that killed morons trying to make hash, thanks to the big increase in availability of pot. you see, morons will screw up anything, literally anything, so legalizing drug use for idiots is never going to be the Big Giant Positive the Beavises and Buttheads want everybody to believe. You can bet there are even more Stoners Do Science! travesties on the way.
     
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    "Prohibitionists sometimes imply that legalization has boosted crime in Colorado, but there is little evidence of that. Colorado's property crime rate fell by 5 percent between 2012 and 2015, while its violent crime rate rose by 1 percent. Since 2009, when the medical marijuana industry in Colorado started to take off, both rates have fallen—by 3 percent and 6 percent, respectively."


    Early Lessons From Marijuana Legalization in Colorado
     
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    It's just a fact hood rats are more violent and kill people over money, or tennis shoes, or just for fun, so you'll just have to accept reality as it is.

    The 'libertoons' are always telling us stuff like 'legalizing it will reduce crime n stuff', but it's doubtful, and for some reason they think it's not the same as just legalizing rape, robbery, murder, and the like, even though legalizing all that would certainly reduce crime if it were legalized, too.
     
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    did you just compare the inhalation of a plant to ....rape???????????????
     
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    If the black market diminished, why wouldn't crime go down?
    Are criminals out there killing people over black market liquor?
    If weed was legal and not taxed to high heaven, what incentive would the cartels have to ship stuff over here?
     
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    it also stops the criminalization of thousands of citizens who are otherwise harmless and law abiding. (disproportionately minorities of course)
     

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