posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 07:13 PM
Originally posted by xpert11
How in the world does this topic not break the T&C ?
Surely somebody isnt going to say that I cant discuss the legalization of Marijuana but its OK to debate if Marijuana is harmful. By the standards
that have been set recently the topic shouldn't be permitted on ATS.
Not so my friend. This topic was discussed among the staff weeks ago- infact it was another mod's idea- I didn't just throw it up there and say,
"wait till Skeptic sees this, hehehehe".
ATS will not tollerate "trip stories", advice on how to break the law, conspiracy to break the law, encouragement to do the same, etc.
However, nothing in the Terms and Conditions prohibits discussion of the motives behind laws, the validity of laws, etc.
Most marijuana threads don't last long because of a percentage of the membership who simply cannot discuss these matters within T&C. It is my hope
that this debate will demonstrate how it is possible for these dicussions to be held reasonably, without anybody falling on the floor screaming
"it's not fair it's not fair it's not fair, I wanna smoke pot and I do smoke pot and one time the ficus plant turned into a jungle and I heard a
tiger growling at me in there, and if you wanna be just like me all you gotta do is hide your stash in coffee grounds, etc etc etc". Of course that
was a gross dramatization, but that's a basic profile of what gets threads canned, and what will be absent from this debate, thus making this debate