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View Poll Results: Which recreational drugs should be legal?
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Heroin 2 votes (12.50%)
Cocaine 4 votes (25.00%)
Barbiturates 4 votes (25.00%)
Alcohol 13 votes (81.25%)
Ketamine 2 votes (12.50%)
Amphetamine / Speed 2 votes (12.50%)
Tobacco 8 votes (50.00%)
Cannabis 14 votes (87.50%)
LSD 5 votes (31.25%)
GHB 3 votes (18.75%)
Ecstasy 6 votes (37.50%)
Khat 3 votes (18.75%)
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll
Which drugs do you want to be legal?
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Jan 18, 2009, 09:37 PM
 
I'm curious to see how the results align up with this:



(Only 12 options available, so I had to remove some of the less widely spread / non-recreational categories).
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Jan 19, 2009, 06:15 AM
 
I don't know what half that crap is. Good thing druggies that use all that crap have destroyed their brain and wouldn't have a chance in hell in getting involved with government enough to actually do something stupid like legalizing that crap.

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Jan 19, 2009, 07:49 AM
 
That chart is severely flawed and was produced by the UK government's propaganda monkeys at a time when they wanted everyone to warm to the smoking ban.

Otherwise, how does one explain how tobacco (which is intended to be smoked and you can't do much more with) has a greater "potential for misuse" than GHB, which is a fsking date rape drug.
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Jan 19, 2009, 09:49 AM
 
Did you read the study Doof?

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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Did you read the study Doof?
Yep. About a year and a half ago. Just before the UK (England specifically) smoking ban, which it was timed to coincide with.
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Jan 19, 2009, 04:04 PM
 
I'm also wondering why steroids (liver failure) and ecstasy (brain damage) are less harmful than pot (munchies and a nap).

As an aside, where the **** am I supposed to get khat? Chad? They might as well have put ludes on the graph.
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
As an aside, where the **** am I supposed to get khat? Chad? They might as well have put ludes on the graph.
It's quite interesting, much like drinking a few triple espressos after eating a small portion of psilocybins. It's grown all over the world now, and it's becoming more popular in the USA. This is partly because most law enforcement professionals have no idea what to look for, because it looks like any other big shrub. It's likely you could grow it out in your front yard and the police would never notice.
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Jan 19, 2009, 05:37 PM
 
I believe Khat is legal in both the UK and Australia.

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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Yep. About a year and a half ago. Just before the UK (England specifically) smoking ban, which it was timed to coincide with.
Hardly.

But nice try making this all about you and your conspiracy theories. The aim of the study is to rethink classification according to actual harm rather than the extremely arbitrary classification already in place:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/drugs/d...w/Class-a-b-c/
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/65988.php

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