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Does anyone on this site believe cannabis should be legalised for recreational and medical use?

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300201

chelseaturpin
23 days ago
What do you think of this?
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold23 days ago

Yes I do. Iv never understood why it's illegal & alcohol is legal when alcohol causes far more social problems then a bit of weed does. Cannabis also has medical benefits for a wide range of painful issues. I think the police forces time would also be better spent on other issues. Iv lived next to alcohol dependents & a cannabis addict at one time. Guess which one caused us the most issues?

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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23 days ago

I absolutely agree with what you've just said. Couldn't have said it better.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold22 days ago

chelseaturpin I hate the smell of weed being smoked but I'd take it all day long over the hellish anti social behaviour of people who drink too much & dont know there limits or alcohol dependents.

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dholly39
dholly3923 days ago

im a firm believer if you do or dont do it it isnt my business. but i do think if you smoke (cigarettes or weed) or drink alcohol. you should be respect of others around you. i dont want someones secondhand smoke nor do i want a drunk falling around in front my kids or near me.

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Lynibis
Lynibis23 days ago

I am going to stay neutral on this as my opinion is too long winded. However, I do wish they could make non smelly weed as I am sick of smelling it everywhere I go. There is a supplier who lives next door to our contact centre and we often see it (and other drugs probably) exchanging hands, police do nothing. It is awful loading and unloading kids with the smell of that stuff pervading the air.

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Ann1984
Ann198423 days ago

Lynibis i agree walking though shopping centre and that’s all you can smell or gangs in bus stops no care in the world but if causing no trouble it don’t bother me

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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22 days ago

I totally see where you are coming from those who smoke weed should do it either in their own homes or away from those who don't smoke/want to smell it.

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

They should legalise it. Whats crazy is alcohol is legal and cannabis is illegal when alcohol will have more harmful effects than cannabis.

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TheChimp
TheChimp22 days ago

Getsome I don't know about that. You should see my cousin who has psychosis after smoking skunk.

He was probably prone to get some mental illness anyway, but the weed didn't help.

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Lynibis
Lynibis22 days ago

I have liked your comment because I totally agree with the logic of what you have said, even though I cannot stand the stuff myself nor have ever touched it. And I do believe it can have long term effect on the brain, but so can alcohol, and on other parts of the body.

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

TheChimp Im sorry to hear about your cousin but can it be proven it was the cannabis that caused the issues? Alcohol is far worse and is proven to cause my problems than cannabis

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TheChimp
TheChimp22 days ago

Getsome According to his psychiatrist, it was at least the catalyst. He was absolutely fine before smoking spliff, but after a year, he had been diagnosed with some sort of schizophrenia.

Maybe it was because he was young. I have heard that the brain doesn't fully mature until around 25, so if cannabis is legalized, I'd hope that the minimum age for buying it would be at 25.

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davidstockport
davidstockport22 days ago

TheChimp Those who think that cannabis is perfectly safe - just don't realise how it can affect people. justification of it, for recreational use, because other drugs are legal, doesn't hold water, I agree with the medical use of it (where harmful toxins in it have been eliminated) though.

I wonder how many cannabis smokers (and justifiers) realise that ONE joint a day is the equivalent of 20 cigarettes a day as far as lung cancer is concerned. I also believe it can create a nicotine addiction - because it's usually mixed with tobacco to be smoked. https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/cannabis-lung-health-risks-underestimated/

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davidstockport
davidstockport22 days ago

Getsome Is that a typo "cause MY problems"? If you meant "cause MORE problems" then could you quote where that PROOF is. (I've read quite a lot and never seen it) If however you did mean "MY problems" does it mean you abused both cannabis and alcohol?

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tumblespots
tumblespots22 days ago

TheChimp Minimum age of 25? Is that because no-one underage smokes or drinks alcohol either?🐞

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

davidstockport If you believe cannabis should not be legal then alcohol should be banned but i cant see that happening

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

davidstockport Both will cause some issues and research online if you need proof, you will find it

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davidstockport
davidstockport21 days ago

Getsome Typical! You say there's PROOF but don't (or can't) link to it. The word PROOF is too often misused. Who did the proving? - Too often peoples "opinions" are regarded as PROOF by those who wish to believe them. Alcohol MIGHT well cause more problems than cannabis - it is reasonable to ASSUME that's because more people drink alcohol than smoke cannabis. But it's not PROOF it's just a reasonable assumption based on logic and not very scientific.

Furthermore you haven't yet clarified whether you meant "caused YOUR problems" (as written) or caused MORE problems.

This isn't an opinion: I have yet to meet a regular cannabis user who is "right in the head" but I have met thousands of moderate drinkers who might occasionally over indulge, but they're usually sober the next morning.

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Getsome
Getsome21 days ago

You dont realise how many people do it and dont mention it because it is classed as illegal. I dont need to prove it, its on the internet. A lot of people i know use it and are in professional jobs and are perfectly fine in the head. How many deaths are overdoses of alcohol compared to cannabis? and it was a typo

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs22 days ago

I agree on the surface of it but if you scratch a little deeper I think TheChimp has raised a very real issue. Also my brother has been an alcoholic for the last 24 years, he reached the point where if there wasn't enough alcohol in his system he would fit. Over 2 years ago he stopped drinking and hasn't touched a drop since, his life now is fantastic for him, his wife and kids. A lot of people stop using weed but it seems like the psychological problems it can cause don't go away.

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Dani1
Dani122 days ago

Hi, I've always been conflicted about this. Some people can suffer from mental health issues but I've been told by cannabis smokers that this is due to different strengths/types? Some people are just relaxed and I think if you're not harming anyone then fair enough. I don't think it's fair to smoke in a home if children are present though.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
Original Poster
22 days ago

What about eating edibles for medical use if you dont want to smoke cannabis?

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davidstockport
davidstockport22 days ago

Don't take too much notice of what people who have dependency problems tell you to justify their dependency, anyone who needs any substance to RELAX, needs to seek help.

I've known people who drank so much "just to relax", who'd get so relaxed they'd fall over☺

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
Original Poster
22 days ago

What would you guys think of following Amsterdams example and opening coffee shops?

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

chelseaturpin a big fat no from me i dont wont my kids to grow up thinking smoking pot is a good thing same alcohol its bad enough people smoking it in public i wont to enjoy my coffee not inhale second hand smoke davidstockport have I made any in corrections tonight 😂

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davidstockport
davidstockport22 days ago

Ann1984 Well I didn't want to mention it. . . but seeing as you asked☺ This one gave me a bit of a chuckle "one family had bought all their kids to get 2 each" I was going to ask how much the kids cost. . . but I didn't wish to appear sarcastic.

Here's a link to the topic if you wish to edit it:https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/recipe-hand-sanitiser

You're testing me aren't you! ☺☺☺

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
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22 days ago
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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

davidstockport lol done I really should go back to school but 4 kids and a husband who’s just as bad have brainwashed me

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davidstockport
davidstockport22 days ago

Ann1984 Don't worry your "atomic typos" - (that's the name for typos that can't be detected because the incorrect word exists so can't be spotted by a spell checker) are classics, ☺☺☺

Two inside a day, one more and you keep the match ball☺☺

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Yahya
Yahya22 days ago

Stinks, can't stand the smell!

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames22 days ago

Medical cannabis oil that has had the THC removed and is used for medical purposes to help people with cancer, epilepsy, MS, MND etc yes, The weaker strains of CBD that people have been using for autism, stress and anxiety etc yes - if its being used to help people then i understand it. However just your average Joe smoking cannabis that has THC in - no thats drug abuse and i dont like it or think it should be legalised. I understand lots of people do it and people say it doesnt cause harm but i dont agree. It does change people and ive seen many people just smoking weed to moving onto more hardcore drugs - including my brother. I actually detest drug use. What people choose to do is up to them - but i dont want it made legal and my kids growing up to think its fine.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs22 days ago

Very well written KirstyJames I completely agree cannabis oil with thc removed definitely has a role to play in managing certain illnesses. I also agree weed can very easily become a gateway drug (not a popular opinion, but something I have seen happening with more and more young people). So many young deaths that started with just a spliff. Where I used to live, young people were progressing swiftly from weed to cocaine, mdma and ketamine. A 16 year old girl drowned in her bath after taking ketamine. I hope your brother has managed to turn his back on it and got his life back.x

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ukheather
ukheather22 days ago

Yes it should be legalised. Doesn’t kill people, brilliant painkiller, plus many other reasons such as alcohol and tobacco are actual killers and legal

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

Its unbelievable the amount of people think it should be banned but not alcohol

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hspexy
hspexy22 days ago

Have never liked the stuff, and I’ve no need for it. But I know people who depend on it. In a world where there are so many other vices..it’s up to the people, but the problem is usually what the impact it has on society overall is

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Johnny
Johnny22 days ago

Britain is already the biggest producer and exporter of legal cannabis in the world. A lot of it is grown in Downham Market in Norfolk. There’s also a giant glasshouse at a secret location in Wiltshire...shhh!

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garygemmell
garygemmell22 days ago

I smoked it for 20 years but after i saw what it has done to my friends and know intimately what it can do to the brain and young peoples prospects of studying etc I would say no definitely not for recreational but definitely for medical even queen Victoria used it!

I was a supporter of NORML but not anymore after seeing the OCD and mental problems it brings on.

My best pal hung himself after it brought on severe schizophrenia - i have seen a friend who came back to see us all from America and hadnt tried it in 10 years and decided to smoke just one jay go haywire and end up freaking out.

It also makes you incredibly lazy and unable to function - Just look at Jamaica for proof of that!

Nope not a good idea much as I would like to be cool and say yeah man.....but NO man!

Anyone who knows anything about the truth knows it was made illegal because of lobbying by American Logging companies!

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

It's great stuff. Legalise it and reduce crime in the process.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi22 days ago

Smelly....so so so so smelly

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dorothyandrew49
dorothyandrew4922 days ago

The last people smoke it the more for me lol

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc22 days ago

It's better not to make it legal entirely as there's people who drive under the influence of it and therefore, they put others at risk. It's bad enough when they've drunk alcohol too.

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ukheather
ukheather20 days ago

Just because something gets legalised doesn't mean people would drive on it though. Not a valid reason to not legalise something. Alcohol is far worse

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc20 days ago

They *shouldn't*, but they do. They're both equally as bad for degenerates who abuse it.

I know someone who grows it and as long as it's not taken in excessive amounts of get addicted to it, no problem. But as usual, it's the troublemakers who ruin the fun for the rest of us. ukheather

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ukheather
ukheather20 days ago

there is no addiction to cannabis. People can get reliant but not addicted as such. So much less harmless than awful alcohol too

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
Original Poster
21 days ago

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Mummy18
Mummy1820 days ago

I hate it. It smells awful and I can’t stand the fact people smoke it in public without any consideration for anyone else or their children. Each to their own in their own homes but keep it away from us people who hate the stuff

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc20 days ago

Smoking it in a house leaves an awful scent and then everything will smell of it. Definitely not a good idea.

Same goes for tobacco.

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Mummy18
Mummy1820 days ago

PhilipMarc better than us having to put up with it 😂

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin
Original Poster
15 days ago

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TheChimp
TheChimp14 days ago

chelseaturpin Great comment.

Another 20 points for you then.

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