Aussie Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it 'out of the hands of criminals/dealers'

Discussion in 'Legalization Of Marijuana' started by PhenoMenal, Apr 16, 2018.

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    PhenoMenal

    PhenoMenal Well-Known Member

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/greens-call-for-cannabis-to-be-legalised/9664952

    Very good news, and I applaud Senator Di Natale for his ongoing but now stronger work.

    6 plants is a good start. That's sufficient for personal use and to some extent medicinal use, though it doesn't allow for people to do their own breeding and growing out to find gems etc, and CBD can be elusive.



    See also ... Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis
    https://www.theguardian.com/society...-greens-propose-full-legalisation-of-cannabis
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    When did the greens last get anything passed?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Sounds like someone is going to need experienced growers.

    I wonder how they'll price it to 'bust' the black market?
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    I like how its "full legalisation" but a plant count limit of 6. How is having a limit "full legalisation"? How about we just remove Cannabis as a bad drug from the schedule?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Can't do that. Too many people might actually have to mind their own business.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member


    At least your treehuggers aren't as loony as the UK ones, but what got me about their proposals was the potential revenue which, well, will always be attractive to those who sit in Parliament with their snouts firmly stuck in the troughs.

    I mean, weren't they talking something like AU$3 billion in extra taxation (will have to find the article I saw again to see)? That's not to be sniffed at and, well, I reckon you could sell any such proposals anywhere if you also said that the revenue raised, plus the money saved from prosecuting someone with a few g or the odd ounce, would be used to attack the scourge of meth, opiates, etc.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    You don't seriously expect the watermelons to relinquish all control over the population, do you? Allowing people the freedom to do what they want goes against everything 98% of politicians stand for, and the redder they are on the inside then the more control they MUST have.
     

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