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TommyPaine Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 01:07 AM
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Argentina rules on marijuana use
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Source: BBC News - Americas

The supreme court in Argentina has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish people for using marijuana for personal consumption.

The decision follows a case of five young men who were arrested with a few marijuana cigarettes in their pockets. But the court said use must not harm others and made it clear it did not advocate a complete decriminalisation.

The Argentine court ruled that: "Each adult is free to make lifestyle decisions without the intervention of the state." Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti said private behaviour was legal, "as long as it doesn't constitute clear danger". "The state cannot establish morality," he said.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8221599.stm



Unconstitutional. The state can't establish morality. Imagine those concepts.
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  -Argentina rules on marijuana use TommyPaine  Aug-26-09 01:07 AM   #0 
  - No worries. Some day, the USA will catch up.  LynnTheDem   Aug-26-09 01:16 AM   #1 
  - Oh, I'm sure we will. By around 2372.  TommyPaine   Aug-26-09 02:09 AM   #3 
  - Wow, commom sense. We could use some of that here.  rd_kent   Aug-26-09 01:38 AM   #2 
  - Gobsmacked!  DeSwiss   Aug-26-09 02:27 AM   #4 
  - What a backwater we live in.  Usrename   Aug-26-09 02:31 AM   #5 
  - I think you can hike there on the Appalachian Trail  Cal Carpenter   Aug-26-09 08:45 AM   #11 
  - Bravo Argentina!  Vidar   Aug-26-09 05:09 AM   #6 
  - Hey! So cry for us, already, Argentina!  eridani   Aug-26-09 05:17 AM   #7 
  - 25 years ago Argentina was a military dictatorship  Ex Lurker   Aug-26-09 06:02 AM   #8 
  - They are also, by and large, far better looking than we are  Bluenorthwest   Aug-26-09 07:21 AM   #9 
  - And have great hiking trails that connect with Appalachia.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Aug-26-09 08:41 AM   #10 
     - Really?  sofa king   Aug-26-09 06:25 PM   #15 
        - Chances are that you'll run into the soon to be ex Governor of South Carolina  Guy Whitey Corngood   Aug-26-09 07:44 PM   #16 
           - I can't believe that one got past me!  sofa king   Aug-26-09 09:09 PM   #17 
  - And they look pretty stylish while eating better quality healthier beef than we do.  slampoet   Aug-26-09 04:32 PM   #13 
  - "But it also marks a shift  ronnie624   Aug-26-09 12:36 PM   #12 
  - I Predict that Argentina experiences much more Tourism  fascisthunter   Aug-26-09 05:41 PM   #14 
 

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