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People will no longer be jailed for possession of any drug but will be issued with a fine.

From the report:
Voters in the state approved Measure 110 on Wednesday, CNN projected, and the initiative also expands access to addiction assistance and other health services, offering aid to those who need it instead of arresting and jailing people for drugs.
Measure 110 passed with 55.8% of the vote.

 


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Originally posted by sitdownstandup

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People will no longer be jailed for possession of any drug but will be issued with a fine.

From the report:
Voters in the state approved Measure 110 on Wednesday, CNN projected, and the initiative also expands access to addiction assistance and other health services, offering aid to those who need it instead of arresting and jailing people for drugs.
Measure 110 passed with 55.8% of the vote.

I have never taken drugs, no appeal to me. It obviously wrecks lives so is jail the appropriate solution? Probably not, treatment must be better.

Let's see how this goes if crime and drug comes down then why not. however the drug dealers need to be caught and punished.

 


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Originally posted by Badger11

I have never taken drugs, no appeal to me. It obviously wrecks lives so is jail the appropriate solution? Probably not, treatment must be better.

Let's see how this goes if crime and drug comes down then why not. however the drug dealers need to be caught and punished.

See Portugal.

 


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Originally posted by Badger11

I have never taken drugs, no appeal to me. It obviously wrecks lives so is jail the appropriate solution? Probably not, treatment must be better.

Let's see how this goes if crime and drug comes down then why not. however the drug dealers need to be caught and punished.

When I was young the thought of getting caught, and severely punished for taking/possessing drugs kept me and my mates (mainly) away from the things. Nowdays nobody give a s**t, and kids openly smoke drugs in public, something we would never do. I can only assume this will lead to worse drug problems.

 


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View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 20 Nov 20 2.41pm Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Originally posted by stuckinbristol

When I was young the thought of getting caught, and severely punished for taking/possessing drugs kept me and my mates (mainly) away from the things. Nowdays nobody give a s**t, and kids openly smoke drugs in public, something we would never do. I can only assume this will lead to worse drug problems.

Conversely I think a lot of people try a lot of things for the first time because they're illegal/know they shouldn't and it's the rush of doing something you're not supposed to. Same as trying to get served underage in a pub (a lifetime ago for most on here). If you take away the taboo element it makes it a lot less exciting.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 20 Nov 20 2.55pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Conversely I think a lot of people try a lot of things for the first time because they're illegal/know they shouldn't and it's the rush of doing something you're not supposed to. Same as trying to get served underage in a pub (a lifetime ago for most on here). If you take away the taboo element it makes it a lot less exciting.

what makes you qualified to think such thoughts ? did you canvass the opinion of 'a lot of people' ?

 


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Originally posted by stuckinbristol

When I was young the thought of getting caught, and severely punished for taking/possessing drugs kept me and my mates (mainly) away from the things. Nowdays nobody give a s**t, and kids openly smoke drugs in public, something we would never do. I can only assume this will lead to worse drug problems.

For real. Back in the day you could pick your cigarette accompaniment. Red seal, leb, gold seal and many more. A joint or seven was a gimme for a night out, along with a bottle of amyl nitrate of course. Not much weed back then so no HTC to f*** you up. Not much trouble either tbh.
Oh the halcyon days of youth.
On your point this will lower crime on all fronts.
The price will drop so making it less profitable which in turn will make it less appealing to the big boys. Still small time dealers but without the hardware.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag Kent 20 Nov 20 3.11pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

What's the official line on determining what's possession and what is intent to supply?

Can you get caught with a kilo of anything and claim it is for personal use?

 


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View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 20 Nov 20 3.14pm Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

what makes you qualified to think such thoughts ? did you canvass the opinion of 'a lot of people' ?

You're not as good at this as me. I said 'I think' so it was fully qualified as a personal opinion.

Have another go.

 


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Originally posted by Nicholas91

What's the official line on determining what's possession and what is intent to supply?

Can you get caught with a kilo of anything and claim it is for personal use?

If you can see off the remainder of whatever you're caught with and still see then possession only.

 


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Originally posted by DanH

Conversely I think a lot of people try a lot of things for the first time because they're illegal/know they shouldn't and it's the rush of doing something you're not supposed to. Same as trying to get served underage in a pub (a lifetime ago for most on here). If you take away the taboo element it makes it a lot less exciting.

I think you are spot on. Same with smoking, extremely addictive however why would anyone in the first place start. Tastes bloody awful, however youngsters do it to look cool.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 20 Nov 20 4.12pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

You're not as good at this as me.

true. I'm not as good as you at being tedious, officious and boring. But then again, i am not an accountant.

 


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