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California ballot measure to decriminalize adult use of
40 points by prostoalexhttp://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-po...ential-politics-updates-proposed-ballot-measure-could-1503707569-htmlstory.html
0xbear - 9 minutes ago
That shit can really screw you up. See e.g. this case right here:
jonknee - 6 minutes ago
Sounds like we better ban alcohol, a substance much more likely
to elicit violence than psilocybin.
0xbear - moments ago
There are different kinds of violence. Dude ripped out the
heart from his friends chest while he was still alive and then
cooked it. When discovered by police he didn't see anything
wrong with what he did.
jdavis703 - 1 minutes ago
I've heard people have even died from caffeine overdoses . We
should ban coffee, soda and energy drinks while we're at it.0:
DaiPlusPlus - 6 minutes ago
This will be a much harder sell to the public - cannabis
legalisation had been helped by decades of "Medical Marijuana" -
but there's no such inoculation of public opinion for mushrooms
yet.I think a better proposal would be a law that strikes down the
notion of seemingly arbitrarily-defined lists of substances that
bureaucrats and publicly elected officials boldly proclaim "The
drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in
treatment in the United States." when quite the opposite is true -
it damages the credibility of drug enforcement agencies to parrot
these lines.Remove the dogma from drug laws first, then begin more
specific targeting for legalisation and regulation.
Alex3917 - 3 minutes ago
Possession and transportation should be legalized, cultivation and
sale shouldn't be. If people aren't willing to spend the time to
learn how to identify them in the wild, they're probably not
responsible enough to use them safely.
Danihan - 1 minutes ago
I'm all for it, and this is a great example of the benefits of
direct democracy.I don't think it'll pass, but still, well done
getting real drug law reform on the ballot.