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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:36 PM

Marijuana Now the Most Popular Drug in the World

According to a U.N. report on global drug use, cannabis was the world’s most widely produced, trafficked, and consumed drug in the world in 2010.

Marijuana boasts somewhere between 119 million and 224 million users in the adult population of the world (18 or older). And there are no signs to indicate the popularity of marijuana will fall anytime soon. Cannabis is consumed in some fashion in all countries, the report says, and it is grown in most. Though the use of the drug is stabilizing in North America, and Oceania, smoking pot is on the rise in West and Central Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia and Central Asia.

In 2010, marijuana use was most prevalent in Australia and New Zealand. The U.S. and Canada came in second, followed by Spain, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Nigeria, Zambia, and Madagascar were tied for fourth place.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/06/29/marijuana-now-the-most-popular-drug-in-the-world/

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DreamSmoker Jun 2012 OP
CrispyQ Jun 2012 #1
patrice Jun 2012 #2
Kolesar Jun 2012 #4
patrice Jun 2012 #5
frankie Aug 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Jun 2012 #3
felix_numinous Jun 2012 #6
malcolmkyle Jul 2012 #7
Lyocell Aug 2012 #9

Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:39 PM

1. Zang!



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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:39 PM

2. I would have thought that would be alcohol. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:41 PM

4. The preface talks about "illicit drugs"

Alcohol is depressing.
I get enough depressants reading the news.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:07 PM

5. Agree. & Thanks for the catch.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:42 PM

8. Don't forget caffeine

Some cultures don't allow alcohol, but caffeine has addicts everywhere.

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:54 PM

3. Really?

Cool.

Now I'm gonna go tend the plants on my balcony.

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:15 PM

6. Ha Ha

Big Pharma can't come up with something better, too bad for them

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:52 AM

7. STOP!

Prohibition's underlying ideology is based wholly on fear, hate, envy, and greed - leading universally and invariably to abject failure, economic collapse, sickness and war.

Ending prohibition would greatly reduce, even almost eliminate, the market in illegal narcotics, cause a reduction in the number of users and addicts, greatly curtail drug related illness and deaths, reduce societal harm from problematic abusers, and bring about an enormous reduction in the presence and influence of organized crime. The people who use drugs are our own children, our brothers, our sisters, our parents and our neighbors. By allowing all adults safe and controlled legal access to psychoactive substances, we will not only greatly reduce the dangers for both them and ourselves but also greatly minimize the possibility of 'peer-initiation' and sales to minors.

Never have so many been harmed and impoverished by so few, so quickly. Prohibition is not just an extremely expensive accident. Like any harmful and completely ineffective policy, it was connived and implemented by immoral, malicious, fools. It cannot be ended soon enough.

After many decades of drug-war-dystopia, don't we all deserve a healthy, safe and prosperous future?

Just say no to prohibition-insanity, prohibition-corruption, prohibition-violence and prohibition-terrorism!

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:22 PM

9. As a British Columbian

I feel bad for the people smoking horrible marijuana in other parts of the world.

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