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(Daily Mail)   Uruguay to sell pot to its citizens, expect massive immigration of slackers   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 32
    More: Amusing, Juan Carlos Redin, Uruguay, Allen St. Pierre, Montevideo, Harvard Medical School, NORML, ruling party, marijuana laws  
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2012-06-21 10:55:00 AM
One down, the majority of the world to go.
 
2012-06-21 10:58:12 AM
Good job, Uruguay!
 
2012-06-21 10:58:31 AM
ABC Store == Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis?
 
2012-06-21 11:01:14 AM
sweet sheba
 
2012-06-21 11:04:25 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-21 11:05:41 AM
And for the munchies, they have their delicious national sandwich, the Chivito:

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-21 11:07:52 AM
Slackers don't immigrate. Unless Uruguay comes to them, I don't see this happening.
 
2012-06-21 11:08:48 AM

sotua: And for the munchies, they have their delicious national sandwich, the Chivito:

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]


WTF? WANT!
 
2012-06-21 11:11:42 AM
And Julian Assange was heard to say, "Damn. Wrong embassy."
 
2012-06-21 11:13:35 AM
I thought this was a snarky headline about them giving away cookware or something, leaving pleasantly surprised.
 
2012-06-21 11:13:39 AM
'In the long-run, marijuana is still poison,' Castro said adding that marijuana contains 17 times more carcinogens than those in tobacco and that its use is linked to higher rates of depression and suicide.
 
2012-06-21 11:15:10 AM
'This measure should be accompanied by efforts to get young people off drugs,' ruling party Senator Monica Xavier told channel 12 local TV.

"Do as I say, not as I do."
 
2012-06-21 11:15:18 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-21 11:17:15 AM
...and I'm off to Uruguay to start a Phish cover band. I will live out the rest of my days like a king.
 
2012-06-21 11:19:50 AM
This is the only way to stop the drug war.

Decriminalization is not necessarily bad policy, but it does nothing to stop the drug war. Sadly, decriminalization can actually feed the illegal drug trade.

The only real solution is this one. Fully legalized, regulated, reported, and TAXED sales. Were the US federal government to do this, the drug war would end that very day. The illicit drug industry couldn't begin to compete with legal, because only a tiny percentage of the cost of illicit drugs is production. Most of the price is set by the massive costs of keeping everything secret and paying people to take huge risks.

Even taxed at 1000%, the illicit trade could never compete with regulated drugs produced using modern industrial farming.
 
2012-06-21 11:21:45 AM
Even worse:

Guillermo Castro, head of psychiatry at the Hospital Britanico in Montevideo says marijuana is a gateway to stronger drugs.


They've got a head of psychiatry believing the nonsense gateway drug angle so they're farked no matter what. Hell, caffeine could be considered more of a gateway to stronger drugs just from the fact that you get psychoactive effects; a short jump from trying different psychoactive effects.
 
2012-06-21 11:33:11 AM

yo-de-yo-yo: ...and I'm off to Uruguay to start a Phish cover band. I will live out the rest of my days like a king.


You know how I can tell uruguay?
 
2012-06-21 11:33:34 AM
kona: 'In the long-run, marijuana is still poison,' Castro said adding that marijuana contains 17 times more carcinogens than those in tobacco and that its use is linked to higher rates of depression and suicide.

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disapproves?
 
2012-06-21 11:34:55 AM

One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 400x600]


How are those contradictory? I'll add that most neuroscientists can't stand big pharma either.
 
2012-06-21 11:54:55 AM
p.twimg.com

U.S. DEA claims that nobody has ever died from overdosing on marijuana.
Still feels the need to raid homes, shoot pets, and incarcerate people on our dime.
SMH.
 
2012-06-21 12:03:07 PM

major_accuracy: [p.twimg.com image 640x353]

U.S. DEA claims that nobody has ever died from overdosing on marijuana.
Still feels the need to raid homes, shoot pets, and incarcerate people on our dime.
SMH.


they're obviously fighting hate. not love filed citizens
 
2012-06-21 12:22:11 PM

Odd Bird: sotua: And for the munchies, they have their delicious national sandwich, the Chivito:

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

WTF? WANT!


Yes you do. Beef, ham, hardboiled eggs, mayo, lettuce, tomato, olives, cheese. Bacon optional obligatory (I think they call the bacon one "Chivito Canadiense").
 
2012-06-21 01:17:42 PM

One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 400x600]


And?
 
2012-06-21 01:33:00 PM
Did you know drugs use drops when it becomes legalized?

Source: Time magazine


The only people still supporting cannabis prohibition are small minded individuals who shouldnt have the right to vote in the first place.
 
2012-06-21 01:33:56 PM
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1893946,00.html

Compared to the European Union and the U.S., Portugal's drug use numbers are impressive. Following decriminalization, Portugal had the lowest rate of lifetime marijuana use in people over 15 in the E.U.: 10%. The most comparable figure in America is in people over 12: 39.8%. Proportionally, more Americans have used cocaine than Portuguese have used marijuana.
The Cato paper reports that between 2001 and 2006 in Portugal, rates of lifetime use of any illegal drug among seventh through ninth graders fell from 14.1% to 10.6%; drug use in older teens also declined. Lifetime heroin use among 16-to-18-year-olds fell from 2.5% to 1.8% (although there was a slight increase in marijuana use in that age group). New HIV infections in drug users fell by 17% between 1999 and 2003, and deaths related to heroin and similar drugs were cut by more than half. In addition, the number of people on methadone and buprenorphine treatment for drug addiction rose to 14,877 from 6,040, after decriminalization, and money saved on enforcement allowed for increased funding of drug-free treatment as well.
 
2012-06-21 01:44:27 PM
"In addition, the number of people on methadone and buprenorphine treatment for drug addiction rose to 14,877 from 6,040, after decriminalization, and money saved on enforcement allowed for increased funding of drug-free treatment as well."


The government spends almost $8 billion of our tax dollars a year on enforcing cannabis laws alone. $8 billion to harass and imprison peaceful people who, which could be used instead for drug prevention and drug-free treatment.
 
2012-06-21 02:20:04 PM
Uruguay: the new Holland?
 
2012-06-21 02:27:17 PM
Won't happen, the U.S won't allow it. Canada was going to decriminalize pot a decade a go but the U.S biatchslapped the Liberals and threatened them with sanctions. Good luck withstanding the blows you're about to endure Uruguay
 
2012-06-21 05:03:12 PM
Their big problem is with "paco".....a version of crack. It's very cheap. There is a lot more cannabis in the states than in SA.
 
2012-06-21 06:46:07 PM
I don't smoke pot. I have, in the past, but it just doesn't turn me on. I drank legal booze instead -- and managed to get into a whole shiatload of trouble. Few, if any, pot smokers that I know of, suddenly get up from a stool and decide to start a fight with some guy just because he doesn't like his looks.

I'm aware that pot has it's dangers, mainly the vast amount of residue that usually remains in a pipe or bog or the lungs after toking. More than with tobacco. That might be cause for cancer or lung problems later. I don't know.

However, I've never understood the absolutely fanatical approach to banning the weed when you can buy booze legally and get into a whole lot more trouble from drinking it. I understand that Randolph Hurst started the whole ban on the stuff, purely to protect his vast paper mill and logging empire. Hemp was cheaper and faster to row for pulp paper and would have cost him millions in loss from declining timber harvests for pulp paper.

Suddenly, nearly every nation in the world was banning it, which surprised me because I know it had been legal in many countries prior to Hurst's corruption of Congress.

Once made illegal, organized crime moved in and made billions they never would have if it had been left legal, which encouraged others to grab pieces of the trade and costs the government billions to try and stop it.

Uruguay just might be on the way to being a whole lot smarter -- and profitable than anyone ever though.
 
2012-06-21 06:54:15 PM
Detroit has a vote coming up in the August elections legalizing cannabis. Go figure.....Deetroit.
 
2012-06-21 07:28:58 PM

Detwah: Detroit has a vote coming up in the August elections legalizing cannabis. Go figure.....Deetroit.


And Obamas justice department will shut it down if they vote yes
 
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