Should the UK legalise cannabis?

  • 29 July 2019
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Who heard about the group of cross-party MPs who think the UK will legalise cannabis in 5-10 years?

It seems to be increasingly used for medicinal purposes, for example as a muscle relaxer and for helping people sleep.

But other countries and states such as Canada and California have gone a step further and fully legalised it. ​ ​

​Should we follow Canada's lead?😕

Should the UK legalise cannabis?


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Too many would abuse the option to get it from Doctor, citing medical reasons IMO, claiming it helps, but not genuinely needing it like the extreme few cases we see.
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Ok im sure i will get gunned down here but yes i think we should legalize it.

Not seen any evidence that places where it is legal have a sudden boom in spaced out zombies wondering the streets causing problems. So by doing so takes its supply and distribution away from the criminal market. Only pure gear will be sold so its safer for those that partake ( im not one ) and revenue generated can help fund nhs ( ironic i know ) and the job creation would be a bonus.

Goes without saying strict controls on outlets and even tougher punishment for abusers i.e. driving under the influence would be instant ban mininum 12 months. To act as a serious deterrent to those that would and proberly are doing.
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Jon1;34196:

Goes without saying strict controls on outlets and even tougher punishment for abusers i.e. driving under the influence would be instant ban mininum 12 months. To act as a serious deterrent to those that would and proberly are doing.


Agree there. There’s soooooooooo many smoking it whilst driving! Smell it a mile off when walking passed cars at traffic lights. Not sure anything deters that sort, as look at the texting rules, and look how many STILL do it whilst driving 🙄😡😡😡😡😡😡. The thought of it being legalised, altho appreciate your comments Jonny, just makes me gag at the hideous smell alone, and that would definitely increase 🤮🤮🤮🤮😷😷😷😷😷
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Too many would abuse the option to get it from Doctor, citing medical reasons IMO, claiming it helps, but not genuinely needing it like the extreme few cases we see.


I think this is something a lot of people are concerned about... If it were further introduced as medicine there'd have to be strict controls around it.

But then that could also be a reason to just fully legalise it... would stop people from trying to claim it through the NHS!
@Jon1 images of a World War Z situation now 😂

Good point about phones and driving @Bev 🆙

But I guess people who'd drive while under the influence are likely to do that whether the substance is legal or illegal (like drink driving) so it may not actually increase the numbers of people who do so by much😕
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Whilst it’s illegal tho to smoke it, even if in their own home, it ensures to keeps numbers down. There’s still way too much being smoked in streets, homes and cars, and the vile pungent smell just means everyone and his dog has to breath it 🤮😡😡😡😷.

Now imagine if it’s made legal, all those same people will smoke it openly, plus tons more who are currently doing it with a bit more discretion; it’ll be like cigarettes 1940 onwards, but even worse. Thankfully 🙏, with education and mainly price hikes, cigarette smoking is diminishing quite rapidly. Legalising Weed will just open the floodgates.


Whilst I respect views from all sides, and appreciate if given for medicinal reasons, it’d have to be issued by a specialist consultant, NOT GP, who are currently not permitted to issue scripts for anything containing cannabis anyway, I still believe it’s a dangerous can of worms to be opening.

At least now, if I smell it wafting into my abode, I can shout to my fabricated visitor😂😂😂, “Jeeeez that weed stinks next door!” and she soons go indoors!
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If legal it would still be illegal to smoke in public places, as is smoking in general now. Curiously its consumption in usa and canada is actually falling where it is now legal. Maybe the whole being legal aspect takes away some of the "cool" factor for people bit like not drinking as much alcohol when you hit 18. No fun doing something your allowed to do.

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