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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby Sotos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:07 am

georgios100 wrote:
Sotos wrote:The use of marijuana in the USA and some other parts of the world is much higher so it makes sense that it will be legalized there first. Eventually it will be legalized in most other parts of the world including Cyprus. I don't think there is any reason for Cyprus to be one of the first countries to legalize it. The last thing we want is for Cyprus to become attractive to drug addicts. Those are not exactly the kind of tourists we need... if we are so desperate for money then we might as well legalize cocaine to attract high class tourists ... we don't need the pot smoking hippies ;)


Hippies?... Hello! This is almost year 2013 my friend! Everyone does pot around here, rich or poor.
A way of life I might say. Cyprus need all kinds of tourists, revenue is revenue, including the backpacked ones.
Given the Cypriot financial mess, every Euro counts.


Come on George ... not "everyone" is doing pot... even there. And here pot use is still much lower. I have friends who tried pot a few times and I also knew people that were obsessed with it. Only the second group would choose a holiday destination based on the laws on marijuana and that is not exactly the kind of people I want to attract in my country. When most others legalize it then we can legalize it too. If we want to be progressive then there are a ton other things we could do instead. For example we could legalize Gay marriages... that could also attract a lot of tourists who would pay for hotels, receptions, parties etc :D
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby mouflonrouge » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:09 am

In my opinion I don't believe this is the right precedent for Cyprus to bet setting. Best leave that to Holland.

Then, some other larger EU countries can follow Holland, and perhaps other countries such as the US, and Canada. After that, and only after wider EU acceptance, should the Republic review its drug laws with a view of legalising, managing, controlling as well as taxing the substance.

The Republic will have to consider that widespread use will have an adverse effect of the general mental health of the population, and this will be an extra burden on the health system. No different to alcohol and tobacco in this regard I agree, but it is proven that prolonged use can lead to chronic mental issues including schizophrenia.

There are many more other ways to increase State revenues than to legalise marijuana. They could as a start, begin to tax the Church, as well as close in on tax evasion. Modernising the tax system and computerising all Government Departments as well as conducting cross checks against individuals is something that is lacking in Cyprus.
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby cyprusgrump » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:55 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Cyprus is NOT a drug dealer and does NOT need to prostitute itself taxing mind-altering, life-destroying drugs. They need to be banned and removed from our streets. Kids need to be educated on the dangers of succumbing to these toxic chemicals.


You can't effectively ban ANY of these things...

The war on drugs? Drugs winning!

The sooner that the bansterbators realise that and legalise and licence drugs the better for all of us...

2012 and we STILL have not learnt the lessons of prohibition...
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:29 pm

Get Real! wrote:
georgios100 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Is this thread for real? :?

Anyone who needs stimulants to have a good time just wasn’t meant to be having a good time! :lol:


Stimulants... including what? Viagra, porn magazines, cigarettes, boose, coffee, beer?
I guess you never used any of the above then, have you GR? Unless you consider going to church every Sunday "a good time".

I think you know which kind of stimulants I was talking about… no need to cloud the issue to soften your blow! :lol:

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I think you know which kind of stimulants I was talking about… no need to cloud the issue to soften your blow!


Alright, what could possibly be the reason why you single out marijuana as an inappropriate stimulant, when you accept the others I mentioned above? This is clearly a case of imposing an entirely untrue stigma about marijuana, when you probably have never tried it to begin with.

You think it's "bad for you" but let's look at the body count for a moment. Do you have any idea how many people have died from tobacco, alcohol and yes, even caffeine? The numbers are staggering, which I won't quote myself right now, but you can go look it up if you really want to embarrass yourself. Do you know how many people have died from marijuana use in recorded history? 1, and this was because a load of marijuana fell out of a plane and landed on him. Whilst, last year, 150 people died from coconuts falling on their heads, yet we don't make coconuts illegal. It's pretty ironic that you speak out against a benign plant, and yet, you're not up in arms about the millions of people who die from tobacco and alcohol - which are legal.
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:41 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Cyprus is NOT a drug dealer and does NOT need to prostitute itself taxing mind-altering, life-destroying drugs. They need to be banned and removed from our streets. Kids need to be educated on the dangers of succumbing to these toxic chemicals.


You can't effectively ban ANY of these things...

The war on drugs? Drugs winning!

The sooner that the bansterbators realise that and legalise and licence drugs the better for all of us...

2012 and we STILL have not learnt the lessons of prohibition...


Your are the man Grump! I'm impressed!!!
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:56 pm

Published Dec 13, 2012... just last week.

Ex Microsoft executive wants to participate in future profits from marijuana legalization.
Washington State hopes to collect 2 billion in taxes per year... go figure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC9Dyc3OSIM
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:11 pm

georgios100 wrote:Published Dec 13, 2012... just last week.

Ex Microsoft executive wants to participate in future profits from marijuana legalization.
Washington State hopes to collect 2 billion in taxes per year... go figure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC9Dyc3OSIM

Bill Gates? George Soros? What do they have in common? :wink:
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby ZoC » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:17 pm

kurupetos wrote:
georgios100 wrote:Published Dec 13, 2012... just last week.

Ex Microsoft executive wants to participate in future profits from marijuana legalization.
Washington State hopes to collect 2 billion in taxes per year... go figure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC9Dyc3OSIM

Bill Gates? George Soros? What do they have in common? :wink:


:roll: since when did bill gates become jewish?

Q. kurupetos? pontius pilate? wot do they have in common?
A. they wrongfully crucify those they believe to be dangerous jews.
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby georgios100 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:29 pm

Obama Says Legalizing Drugs is Worthy of Debate. Obama... is jewish?
http://www.leap.cc/watch-a-video/
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Re: Legalizing marijuana in Cyprus

Postby ZoC » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:50 pm

georgios100 wrote:Obama Says Legalizing Drugs is Worthy of Debate. Obama... is jewish?
http://www.leap.cc/watch-a-video/


anyone who doesn't accord with kurupetos's world view is labelled jewish... or political... or gypsy etc.

here's a diagram to show how it works...

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