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Monday, 11 October 2010 11:24

Facebook founders chip in for marijuana legalization

Written by Nedim Hadzic

The planet's favorite past time created by potheads?

We’re not sure what consequences this might have on the general Facebooking public, but news broke out that Facebook co-founders Sean Parker and Dustin Moskovitz have splashed out a total of $170K to support legalization of marihuana use in California (Proposition 19 campaign).

Although many may frown, Drug Policy Alliance spokesman Stephen Gutwillig finds it very interesting that Sean Parker is a “member of the generation that really gets it” and adds how he’s “pivotal to the future of drug policy reform in the country.”

We’re not sure of the consequences of such a move, as many religious and overzealous morality groups floating the sea of Facebook are now in quite a pickle. On one hand, they’ve been given a great outlet to share their version of the world, universe and everything else; on the other, they’ve been given a voice by substance (ab)users, which definitely can’t help their credibility. (On the other hand, pot is cheaper than religion and it does way less harm. sub.ed.)

Naturally, when we say substance we don’t mean harmless things like coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. We mean that horrible, despicable plant that unfortunately hasn’t managed to kill anyone in about 5 thousand years it has been around.

More here.

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-19 #1 fed44 2010-10-11 12:05
They just want more pictures of stoned people to sell to corps...

and isn't pot (and other drugs) the origin of like all religions?

But then again it isn't as harmfull as other drugs...
+8 #2 sidje 2010-10-11 12:41
Quoting fed44:
They just want more pictures of stoned people to sell to corps...

and isn't pot (and other drugs) the origin of like all religions?

But then again it isn't as harmfull as other drugs...

Well, to answer your questions - No, no and no. Anything else? :D
-10 #3 JAB Creations 2010-10-11 12:50
Pot, the choice of commies!

I suppose it makes sense that it's their ideal drug of choice since not everyone on the face of the planet could live with themselves when giving their user's information to every advertiser on the planet for a quick buck.

Religion and drugs, the same thing only one goes in the mouth and the other in the ears...unless you're a heavy user. :-*
+5 #4 guideX 2010-10-11 14:05
Stopping the sale of under the table, overpriced substance by legalizing Marijuana won't happen, how they hell will the CIA stay afloat without their number one cash source?
Not to mention, how else will we keep Latin America controlled?
-6 #5 kartikkg 2010-10-11 14:34
this is just not good , a whole younger generation smoking pot and becoming hippies , like the great great Eric Cartman once said “Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!”
+9 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-11 15:13
Quoting JAB Creations:
Pot, the choice of commies!

Let me guess, this is you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgec9WX21ik

Quoting kartikkg:
"... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!”

Imagine politicians doing that instead of getting richer, planning wars and in general doing bad stuff.
+16 #7 The_Countess 2010-10-11 15:15
hi from the Netherlands.

soft drug(weed) abuse is down, use is DOWN(no long illegal so its no long as cool), and as the only western country in the world, hard-drug use is down as well (and without requiring a mayor police crackdown)
all after legalizing weed.

legalising weed makes the stap from soft drugs to hard drugs MUCH higher, instead if it being the stepping stone to hard drugs like it is in most western nations.

the only real trouble we have after legalisation stem from the countries around is not following suite.

there isn't a single reason why this shouldn't be done in other countries.
+6 #8 malcolmkyle 2010-10-11 17:00
Here are some facts concerning the situation in Holland. --Please save a copy and use it as a reference when debating prohibitionists who claim the exact opposite concerning reality as presented here below:

Cannabis-coffee-shops are not only restricted to the Capital of Holland, Amsterdam. They can be found in more than 50 cities and towns across the country. At present, only the retail sale of five grams is tolerated, so production remains criminalized. The mayors of a majority of the cities with coffeeshops have long urged the national government to also decriminalize the supply side.
+7 #9 malcolmkyle 2010-10-11 17:01
A poll taken earlier this year indicated that some 50% of the Dutch population thinks cannabis should be fully legalized while only 25% wanted a complete ban. Even though 62% of the voters said they had never taken cannabis. An earlier poll also indicated 80% opposing coffee shop closures.

It is true that the number of coffee shops has fallen from its peak of around 2,500 throughout the country to around 700 now. The problems, if any, concern mostly marijuana-tourists and are largely confined to cities and small towns near the borders with Germany and Belgium. These problems, mostly involve traffic jams, and are the result of cannabis prohibition in neighboring countries.
+6 #10 malcolmkyle 2010-10-11 17:01
While it is true that lifetime and past-month use rates did increase back in the seventies and eighties, the critics shamefully fail to report that there were comparable and larger increases in cannabis use in most, if not all, neighboring countries which continued complete prohibition.

According to the World Health Organization only 19.8 percent of the Dutch have used marijuana, less than half the U.S. figure.
In Holland 9.7% of young adults (aged 15 to 24) consume soft drugs once a month, comparable to the level in Italy (10.9%) and Germany (9.9%) and less than in the UK (15.8%) and Spain (16.4%). Few transcend to becoming problem drug users (0.44%), well below the average (0.52%) of the compared countries.

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