The Best Cyprus Community

Skip to content


Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Feel free to talk about anything that you want.

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:52 am

How does one tax what can be grown at home?
User avatar
supporttheunderdog
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8394
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:03 pm
Location: limassol

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:11 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:How does one tax what can be grown at home?


You can grow tobacco at home...
User avatar
cyprusgrump
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8413
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:35 pm
Location: Pissouri, Cyprus

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:21 pm

There is always going to be arguments about this issue.
Yeah, it's not the healthiest habit but so is cigarette smoking or alcohol consumption.
Generally, I think using pot is just another choice for us to make.
This freedom of choice is of the essence of Democracy.
Afterall, we the Greeks invented Democracy... why not enforce it?

But here is the problem. Which one (if any) of the 3 presidential candidates would dare to campaign in favor of pot legalization?
Your guess is as good as mine. None! These spineless Cypriot politicians are gutless and lack vision...
When will Cyprus produce a charismatic leader... we need one ASAP.
User avatar
georgios100
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:27 pm

kurupetos wrote:Georgios, you are another victim of 'Mr' Soros's campaign to legalize marijuana. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303467004575574450703567656.html

You should ask yourself, "Is marijuana good for my children?" :roll:


Yeah, I am a victim... so are the millions of Americans living in Colorado, Washington state, California etc!
If my children end up smokers, well, "better" pot users than cigarettes.
User avatar
georgios100
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:31 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
georgios100 wrote:November 2012. The Peoples of Colorado and Washington state have spoken. The vote was 55% in favor vs 45% against to the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, not just medical practice. Other states are considering a vote on the issue. Federal law prohibits the legal use of pot.

In Toronto, there is already talk about legalizing pot. Many politicians say this is coming earlier than expected, less than 10 years. Most feel we should do it sooner than later, keeping up with our US counterparts. The idea is to have pot under strict government control (production, distribution, taxes etc).

How can pot legalization "help" Cyprus? Well, here is a few reasons.

1. Increase much needed government revenue from taxing pot.
2. Release pot related convicted inmates from prison. Less court cases for judges to sort out.
3. Reduction of police work on pot enforcement - better policing other crimes (robberies, domestic violence etc).
4. Increase in tourists visits, especially winter tourism.
5. Take the lead in the region on this issue, stop being a follower for once.

Despite the political conservative climate, Cypriots should take a good look at this. It's not Tabu, just a good business move!


For once we agree! 8)


Thanks.
User avatar
georgios100
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:39 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Anything that affects people's thinking capabilities should be controlled.


If the Cypriot politicians and bankers smoked pot, we would not be in this mess...
User avatar
georgios100
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:40 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:How does one tax what can be grown at home?


You can grow tobacco at home...


This can't be legal, is it?
User avatar
georgios100
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:03 pm

Not sure about tobacco but growing Marijuana is,,,,,,,.
User avatar
supporttheunderdog
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8394
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:03 pm
Location: limassol

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:30 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Not sure about tobacco but growing Marijuana is,,,,,,,.


Up in the Karpas tobacco growing was a very lucrative cash crop. Hear that it is still grown up there and this Karpas Tobacco is very well regarded amongst discerning smokers... real top-notch stuff that carries a very hefty premium.

... oh and it wasn't unheard for a little bit of pot to be grown illicitly and discretely up there some decades ago... according to past chats with older relis... :D
User avatar
bill cobbett
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 15759
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:20 pm
Location: Embargoed from Kyrenia by Jurkish Army and Genocided (many times) by Thieving, Brain-Washed Lordo

Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby ch00 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Btw it's not necessary to smoke weed, you can make cookies, brownies, oil, butter, etc. Also use vaporizers.

And people concerned about their children, think twice - you think it's better for your children to get it of the streets, if they decide to try ?

To be honest I doubt it will be legalized any time soon in Cyprus as majority are just too brainwashed on this matter.
ch00
Trial Member
Trial Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:07 pm

PreviousNext

Return to General Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests