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  Reply # 1689315 15-Dec-2016 12:09
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I think it certainly needs to be made legal for medicinal reasons, numerous studies have shown it improves quality of life for people with chronic and terminal illness. Its time we move forward.


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  Reply # 1689366 15-Dec-2016 13:52
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Prohibition has never worked and it never will work.

There are massive ulterior motives here at play. Big pharma is fully incentivesed to block a natural remedy as long as possible.

It makes me sad that a liberal progressive NZ is behind a messed up country like America where I live in this issue

Criminalising it has not worked and is being abandoned.

The situation in the US is:

Legal for recreational use in eight states
Decriminalised for recreational use in 13 states
Legal for medical use (but not recreational) in 24 states
Prohibited entirely in five states

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  Reply # 1689368 15-Dec-2016 13:54
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God, another thread about legalising drugs, because well, you know, the others were so constructive and everyone showed such respect for each other.


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  Reply # 1689369 15-Dec-2016 13:55
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The Canadian proposal sounds eminently sensible to me. What hope that our politicians can come up with something similar?

 

 





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  Reply # 1689370 15-Dec-2016 13:56
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Rikkitic:

 

I am pretty sure everyone knows how I stand on this. I would vote for a party solely on the marijuana issue if they had any prospect of actually making a difference. Next election I would vote for other issues, but for one time this one issue would be enough to sway me.

 

 

 

 

LOL, really? Because WEED is the single most important issue facing NZ right now? 

 

Give me strength!


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  Reply # 1689376 15-Dec-2016 14:04
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Rikkitic:

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so if Colin Craig was to start a new party where 99% of his policies mirrored Mr Trump but had a policy to legalise marijuana you would vote for him?



That would be a tough one. I hope I never have to make a choice like that.


 



Bit of a leading question

3/4 of the crazy shi* he said he will never do. It's all bluster.

Besides the best way to control the population is divide them in half and make them think they hate each other.

Besides Democracy is after all an illusion to make the sheeple think they're in control.

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  Reply # 1689395 15-Dec-2016 14:15
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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I am pretty sure everyone knows how I stand on this. I would vote for a party solely on the marijuana issue if they had any prospect of actually making a difference. Next election I would vote for other issues, but for one time this one issue would be enough to sway me.

 

 

 

 

LOL, really? Because WEED is the single most important issue facing NZ right now? 

 

Give me strength!

 

 

It is an important issue to me. It is an important issue to suffering people like Helen Kelly. It is an important issue to all those who have been prosecuted for it. It is an important issue to society because casual users who cause no harm are criminalised and gangs are enriched. It is important to those who hate injustice. I think it is actually quite important. Once the historical wrong has been put right and the issue is out of the way we can move on to other important issues.

 

 





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  Reply # 1689461 15-Dec-2016 14:45
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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I am pretty sure everyone knows how I stand on this. I would vote for a party solely on the marijuana issue if they had any prospect of actually making a difference. Next election I would vote for other issues, but for one time this one issue would be enough to sway me.

 

 

 

 

LOL, really? Because WEED is the single most important issue facing NZ right now? 

 

Give me strength!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who every said it was the single most important issue, someone asked a simple question and people are giving their thoughts on it. You have just entered the thread in a negative way, if you don't like the topic simply move on there is no need for negative comments. 


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  Reply # 1689472 15-Dec-2016 15:02
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BTR:

 

networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I am pretty sure everyone knows how I stand on this. I would vote for a party solely on the marijuana issue if they had any prospect of actually making a difference. Next election I would vote for other issues, but for one time this one issue would be enough to sway me.

 

 

 

 

LOL, really? Because WEED is the single most important issue facing NZ right now? 

 

Give me strength!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who every said it was the single most important issue, someone asked a simple question and people are giving their thoughts on it. You have just entered the thread in a negative way, if you don't like the topic simply move on there is no need for negative comments. 

 

 

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize that every comment made in a thread, had to be made in support of the OP's position? 

 

To address your question, obviously, it must be the most important issue she believes needs solving despite the crazy small numbers of affected people compared to superannuation or raising the retirement age which would affect everyone, otherwise, she would wouldn't vote for a party soley because they support it. Surely I am entitled to question her opinions if I find them incredible?

 

Anyways, it's clear that anyone espousing a different opinion to yours isn't welcome here, so on that note, have fun, I'm out!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1689501 15-Dec-2016 15:46

Few places around the world have legalized it. Personally each to there own. I wouldn't vote for it just because I don't want my kids growing up around it but then again in other countries it would seem normal.

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  Reply # 1689505 15-Dec-2016 15:53
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Oriphix: Few places around the world have legalized it. Personally each to there own. I wouldn't vote for it just because I don't want my kids growing up around it but then again in other countries it would seem normal.
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Your kids ARE growing up around it, whether you know it or not, I would suggest!






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Coming from a community where all of my friends frequently smoke.
I'm 21 and from Devonport... Go figure.
Most of my friends started at 14-16. The ones who started young i can 100% say they have been numbed by it. To say the least. We all know the long term effects of heavy usage. These guys are each smoking $200 a week away, and have been for a few years now. 

 

A few of them have diversions and warnings on their record, For having "just a tin" on them. This of course would not affect them currently but if they were caught again it would give them a criminal record for "just a tin" Seeing it decriminalized and legalized for medical use would be beneficial to our society. On a whole.

 

I know my friends have a drug problem and they need help. But the help isnt there for them or they dont want it. 

 

Two years ago i was at a festival, Rythym and vines.... I had a pinched nerve in my back on the second day. A friend offered some up as a pain relief as Panadol wasnt cutting it. It honestly was a savior. I was out of pain for 2-3 hours each hit. That i find quite astonishing, Pain relief without side affects. Now imagine how that can benefit an elderly person who has a weak body and cant process drugs like a younger person could or handle the side affects if there were any present.

 

Just seems weird to ban a plant that came from this earth naturally. But hey its all good you can go and buy legal forms from your local dairy. I had a friend use them and his heart stopped, Was legally dead for a few minutes till ambulance arrived. 





 


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  Reply # 1689632 15-Dec-2016 16:47
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I don't mind if it's made legal but what does that mean for workplace health and safety? Still stay a banned substance as it impairs people? 


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  Reply # 1689635 15-Dec-2016 16:49
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I think that this is an important issue but there are hundreds of important issues. I don't support legalising marijuana use except as a medicinal extract. That's why I wouldn't rank the issue of legalising marijuana use in the top 100 pressing issues although I do think that the negative impact of marijuana use is in the top 100 pressing issues. In particular, the negative impact on children and young people is a very real concern for me.


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