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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 17 May 2017 14:50 #2567

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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn?
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 17 May 2017 17:05 #2571

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I`m not sure echidna, but due to the many pain sufferers out there like myself, I think I will be looking for some myself soon! any people swear by it for pain relief yet they won`t legalise it even on prescription. Seems a bit daft when many of the drugs they prescribe for chronic pain would kill an elephant!
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 17 May 2017 18:19 #2574

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Parts of the USA its now Legal; Many Countries its Legal by Default;
But Here in"Totalitarian Police State Britain" Its a Crime and our Oppressive Government spend Millions to enforce this oppressive law, Money that is urgently needed to boost Benefits and the NHS. :angry:
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 18 May 2017 16:26 #2587

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The clothing industry does not like cannabis/hemp because it is longer lasting than cotton and more durable therefore repeat sales would be slower and the chemical industry did not like it because it has its own natural pesticide so they both have put a lot of money and time lobbying into making sure it stays illegal, but the times they are a changing.
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 19 May 2017 12:07 #2615

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It might as well be legal as there are a few smoke it openly where I live. Latest example yesterday coming home with my shopping a guy was sat calmly puffing away on a bench by the side of the football pitch and I could smell it was strong stuff from 60-70 yards away. This is actually right next to where our old police station used to be - not that it stopped them before. Cannabis is already probably the biggest cottage industry in the UK and once politicians figure out how to control it for their own gains like they have tobacco, alcohol and imho the most serious soft drinks - I reckon it will be bringing in a lot more than 1 measly billion. There is something quite dodgily irrelevant about that figure. Perhaps this is a ploy to play down the magnitude of the issue throwing it in as more of a social vote winning gimmick.

My initial suspicions, therefore, are how much would it raise for the Lib Dems themselves if say they were to set up some kind of company and sell shares in weed? Then of course there is the potential revenue from prosecutions of illegal trading once it has all become established big business and the wee cottagers fall foul of the big monopolies trading without a (costly) license etc. I would be more surprised if plans like this had not been prepared for years and it won't be for the benefit of personal pain relief or pleasure merely a relative freedom that will cost you more. It might go some way to explaining how they sat back as many local pubs were boarded up and stay that way. Maybe they'll reopen one day as hash cafes but at present this is a visible reminder of how MPs lost touch with communities.

Following on from that of course we could ask similar questions about politicians generally preferred drug of choice; cocaine. Questions like this are very valid in such times as ours where wage, tax and cost of living structures are precariously balanced and in spite of their arrogant statements in speeches and manifestoes no one party seems to have the answer to manage it all effectively and in the process is more likely to waste more public money than they save.

Ideology now takes a back seat in British politics. Fairness and democracy have become mere words in isolation, the true meanings fading away through decades of relentless dumbing down via the media. The most important thing to them all is clearly money and the more this becomes entrenched the less people will take them seriously over moral questions. An article like this would have shocked me once but now nothing they do or say surprises me and I think we are almost at the point of what the heck. I would trust the mafia more.
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 20 May 2017 05:19 #2641

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one of the best reasons for legaliseing it is to take all that money out of criminal hands smething that often isnt brought up when discussing legalisation is how unethical these pepole are if any of you have smoked a fiar bit of puff over the years will remember stuff like the old solid hash aka canabis resin whatever you wana call it anyway if you smoked that shit through the 80-90's you can probobly testify to the degredation of quality over the years
i have seen documentarys do tests on this stuff and find many impurities mixed with it to bring up the waight just some of witch where things like mottor oil plastic and hay to name but a few and no one knows what smokeing this stuf will do to you coz theres never been proper scientific tests done we dont know what kind of damage that stuff done to the health of the general british public
solid canabis resisn is still sold on many poorer houseing estates to this day and its only goten worse i personaly see it as a huge threat to peoples health and a consequence of it being ilegal and one of the best arguments for legalisation because if this stuff was sold by proper companys undergoing quality checks it would be healthier for everyone
personaly i still enjoy a smoke but i dont touch that crap i only smoke green and only through a water pipe aka bong as an ex smoker it still kinda bugs me that i am still smokeing in a sence i dont know what damage this is doing to my lungs ultimately i want it made legal and i want to be able to vape my weed and make the healthyest choice posible but im currently denied that opertunity coz we cant buy vape juices with THC in them in the UK :(
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 20 May 2017 08:53 #2642

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I was just wondering.. :whistle:
What would be involved in Making your own Cannabis Vapours :pinch:
Will flick over to my Proxy server later and go have a dig around the web :)
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Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? 20 May 2017 17:40 #2658

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The clothing industry does not like cannabis/hemp because it is longer lasting than cotton and more durable therefore repeat sales would be slower and the chemical industry did not like it because it has its own natural pesticide so they both have put a lot of money and time lobbying into making sure it stays illegal, but the times they are a changing.


@ dboy, You're right about hemp, it can be used for so many things. from what I've seen over the years hemp has been kept as a cottage industry with tiny output.
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