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    Posted: December 29 2012 at 02:22
Originally posted by The Truth

Never had it, never will.

I am however for legalization of all drugs.


I'm not sure it's that good of a thing... I'd rather talk of depenelasiation of some drugs in some cases (small quantities)

I do live in the Netherlands during the week, and coffee shops are legal, The actual distribution of these CS is handled legally by the Hell's Angels (it's a way to include them in society).
But as you can probably guess, the fifth thing they did was to distribute start illegal/hard drugs under vthe cover of that legal distribution...

And to be honest, if it's nice to have CS dealind with marijuana (and "magic mushrooms" shops are also legal), and the coolest thing to do is sit on an Amsterdam terrace rolling a doobie and sparking it up, while sipping on a Belgian Trappist brew, while chewing the fat with the police agents (OK, they won't sit down at your table, they're on duty), I don't think most other country's population is ready to handle such freedom (and that includes Belgium, US, UK or Canada), because there isn't that rational and civilian responsability that the Dutch have...

It's little wonder that border towns to Belgium and Germany have severely closed or restricted the coffee-shops in their territories, because the foreigners simply don't act cool enough... they just can't handle this freedom kindly offered by the Dutch society.



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Not sure what boundaries I've crossed with the post I've just deleted but ... there, it's deleted. Whatever. Ermm

Edited by Dayvenkirq - July 17 2013 at 17:56
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2013 at 18:05
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Not sure what boundaries I've crossed with the post I've just deleted but ... there, it's deleted. Whatever. Ermm
WHATEVER?!?
 
Try this:
 

5. No Illegal activities. Posts and threads promoting or facilitating file swapping, drug abuse, or any other forum of illegal activity are not permitted. Any such posts will be deleted, and the member warned. (Site Rules and Guidelines)

 
If you think smoking crack is a suitable discussion topic then perhaps you should think a little harder before posting anything related to drugs. (And since you saw nothing wrong is suggesting sleeping pills to a teenager then perhaps you should avoid posting anything concerning drugs all together, even antacid tablets), and you can consider that to be your warning as outlined in the Site Rules and Guidelines. And you can cut-out the "whatever" flippancy.
 


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^ OK. I'm sorry. Then why do we have this thread?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2013 at 18:16
crack is wack, yo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2013 at 18:58
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ OK. I'm sorry. Then why do we have this thread?
Because people keep starting drug-related threads and it is a legitimate topic for discussion. However, they always (and I mean always) breach the guidelines eventually because some people struggle to tell the difference between discussion and promotion, and if you are in any doubt, any question that runs along the lines of "who would you <<commit_an_illegal_activity>> with?" will be seen as breaking the rules here.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 03:16
Cooee!!! this forum is not about crack, it's about weed, interesting too and most prog. Besides the proven health benefits it should be legal. I lived in Holland for 8 years, do not smoke pot because it has the adverse effect on me compared to others, however I think it's less harmless compared to even alcohol, plus people do not get in touch with crack dealers if they can obtain skunk legally, thus less temptation = crime.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 10:49
Originally posted by Kati

Cooee!!! this forum is not about crack, it's about weed, ... .
That's the thing. I though the two were the same thing. I heard people keep using it in a context where it just confused me, so I just assumed it to be as something else. Such a shame. And I'm only 22. Wacko


There are lots of other things I don't know in this world, one of which is whether or not Mel Gibson is a gay scientologist.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - July 20 2013 at 11:03
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Originally posted by Sean Trane

 
I do live in the Netherlands during the week, and coffee shops are legal, The actual distribution of these CS is handled legally by the Hell's Angels (it's a way to include them in society).
But as you can probably guess, the fifth thing they did was to distribute start illegal/hard drugs under vthe cover of that legal distribution...

And to be honest, if it's nice to have CS dealind with marijuana (and "magic mushrooms" shops are also legal), and the coolest thing to do is sit on an Amsterdam terrace rolling a doobie and sparking it up, while sipping on a Belgian Trappist brew, while chewing the fat with the police agents (OK, they won't sit down at your table, they're on duty), I don't think most other country's population is ready to handle such freedom (and that includes Belgium, US, UK or Canada), because there isn't that rational and civilian responsability that the Dutch have...

It's little wonder that border towns to Belgium and Germany have severely closed or restricted the coffee-shops in their territories, because the foreigners simply don't act cool enough... they just can't handle this freedom kindly offered by the Dutch society.

Didn't the Dutch law change a couple of years ago so that coffee shops now can not sell weed to not-Dutch customers? (although I heard that they rarely respect that law). It's a couple of years that I have not been to Holland, even with it being so close to my place. I've been there many times during my life though and I regularly work close with Dutch people, and never had any perception that the Dutch society is any worse than most other European ones or that they are any more prone to consuming drugs, in my book Holland is a clean proof that with the correct education and mentality there is no big risk that by legalising weed the society will fall prey to drugs abuse.

The experimental community of Christiania in Copenhagen is also an interesting study case, although when I was there (around 2001) the feeling I got was not that good, it was very peaceful and everybody was very kind but it felt a bit decadent, like it has become just another business (a tourist attraction) and drifted away from its original ideals.

Finally in agreement with Kati, I believe that alcohol is the most dangerous of the soft drugs, most people can handle it with the required moderation but for those who fall a bit too deep, it can be really nasty. Next are normal cigarettes, the amazing power of tobacco being that it's extremely addictive without actually providing any 'drug-like effect', you don't feel high, you don't feel better, yu don't feel happier... yes it can feel 'pleasant' but for the most part it's just addiction for the sake of it (and I'm one of its prey Ermm).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 20:17
Originally posted by smartpatrol

crack is wack, yo
 

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Wherever there was a stream, the Red Weed clung and grew with
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and then it began to creep like a slimy red animal across the land, covering field and
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2013 at 17:11
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Kati

Cooee!!! this forum is not about crack, it's about weed, ... .
That's the thing. I though the two were the same thing. I heard people keep using it in a context where it just confused me, so I just assumed it to be as something else. Such a shame. And I'm only 22. Wacko


There are lots of other things I don't know in this world, one of which is whether or not Mel Gibson is a gay scientologist.

Crack is a kind of Cocaine
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^ Yeah, I looked that up. Again, my apologies.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - July 21 2013 at 17:16
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xD honest mistake
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Never done it once.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2013 at 18:31
I don't see a reason to do weed, and have many reasons not to.

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^ +1.
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BTW, in the time sense I've made this poll, weed has gone back to not interesting me
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