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originally posted by: BigDave-AR
And what of the countries that had previously made it legal or decriminalized?
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
The UN has it and the others banned, and anyone in the UN is therefore supposed to be obligated to ave it banned too.
originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: BigDave-AR
I had a teacher in secondary school who was an insomniac, she was prescribed amphetamines for daytime alertness. Insomnia can be debilitating... I ended up digging into it many years later.
I don't think it's common but it certainly happens, I imagine with the right chemistry it could actually aid sleeping somewhat. Long term usage probably wouldn't be a good thing though, amphetamines are fairly dirty in regards to how they affect your body.
I've a bit experience and knowledge in regards to drug usage, I don't exactly support long-term usage of drugs especially with the youth. There's other ways to address peoples problem's. Long-term use should always be a last resort. Can't say I see that in the medical industry in regards to kids, which doesn't bode well.
Reliance is never a good thing and you're right it opens up the gates to other drugs. I've known a few people who suffer chronic pain and illness, they tend to rely on stronger pain killers as time goes by. Lots to consider with long-term usage. Needs vs perceived needs with a little bit of reliance mixed in for good measure.
It isn't good for the body or mind.
originally posted by: BigDave-AR
Where exactly did this magical number come from?
originally posted by: intrepid
Yeah. If you're Marc Andre Fleury.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
Uh yea.... Russia. Not too happy with the choice made by the Canadian people:
Last week, Canada became the second country in the world to fully legalize adult sales and use of recreational cannabis. While this new law marks a historic turning point in the progressive acceptance of marijuana after decades of prohibition, it has also placed the country in violation of several international drug treaties. This week, the Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement criticizing Canada’s decision to legalize weed, calling it a “gross and deliberate violation by the country of its international legal obligations,” UAWire reports.
The irony burns in this one. Russia should be among the last to talk about 'violating international legal obligations' ya know? I'll admit I'm not too well versed on the international laws out there. Russia may very well have a point given the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drug. But with that said we've changed overtimes and research along with education has changed the way society views MJ. Not to mention it's none of Russia's business, and they need to mind their damn business. I'm perplexed by why Russia all of a sudden finds this a threat? And considering Trump's plans on strengthening relations with them.... and given Trump has recently expressed willingness to support lifting the Federal ban, I wonder if this will impact those talks?
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: DieGloke
Or Canada just ignores U.N. treaties like every other country does.
I think the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations should spark a fatty on the floor of the hall next time there's a joint session.