Legalising Marijuana …. no this is actually my question to you….

I am not sure where I sit on this subject.

If I was fighting Stage 4 Lung Cancer and my doctor leaned over and told me that my pain and life would be easier if I went along and used cannabis on a daily basis, I don’t think I would care too much about what the law said.

I am probably still quite conservative when it comes to drugs —- I am a bit of the rules are the rules sort of person, and I struggle to weigh responsible drug use against say drug abuse and wearing hemp and shitting in a forest.  And moving from one drug into stealing your mother’s door knobs for TIK.

That being said I seem to have no issue with my pharmacist handing me a Pick ‘n Pay bag of medication marked anything from S4 to S6 that I take on a daily basis.

I tend to believe a man/woman in a white coat – with or without the stethoscope.  If he happened to hand me a baggy with a bank logo on it, I would be equally inclined to nod and say thank you very much ma’am.

I really am trying to work through the various avenues of the benefits and possible insanity of legalising cannabis.

I do recognise that I self medicate with wine — often, and well that no doubt is doing more damage than cannabis could ever do.

I was sent this link — I believe it is not the most “balanced” interview and debate, so let’s not take too much of this as gospel – William Wallace from Below the Lion and Mamazane Maphanga speaking on behalf of ….. fuck I don’t know where …..  she is having a very irrational debate about Dagga Legalisation on the SABC Newsroom.

Mamazane Maphanga is probably not a great person to bring to this sort of a debate.  She might not be a good representative to take to anything actually.

Who cancelled, so they brought her on?  Wow!  I have heard my son debate better about an extra half an hour of computer time. And he often pulls out a pie chart and sometimes a laser pointer.  She just keeps saying she strongly disagrees.

Okay, got that. Do you have anything else in your arsenal?  No.  Okay, then keep saying “I strongly disagree” —– was it only me who thought that whilst she was making a point, she always looked like she was holding a little roach there ….. it might just be me.

Even if she was arguing venomently against introducing saber toothed tigers selling crack on the local school playgrounds, a quarter way through her rant I would be for it — what ever it is for it.

Just to make her stop.

She needs some sort of medication or at the very least a little afternoon sleep to calm the hang down.  Or to have spent just a bit of time on google.

She has managed to not use ONE fact or statistic in her entire debate …… to be honest after listening to her for a few minutes I am feeling an overriding urge for cannabis myself or maybe just a hemp blanket to smother her with.

You know William Wallace is about to lose his shit when he takes his alice band off ….. this shit just got real.

 

 

My question is what are your thoughts around legalising cannabis — and what will you say to your children?

I am still working through my thoughts on this.

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  1. Christa

     /  August 22, 2014

    Personally, I believe all drugs should be legalized. Either that or ban them all, including tobacco and alcohol. Not everyone that takes a drink will become an alcoholic. Not everyone who smokes a joint ill become a drug addict. People use these substances to self medicate.

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  2. That woman is a joke. I really enjoyed watching it though – for comic relief purposes!

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  3. Alexandra

     /  August 22, 2014

    I also started watching this just to see the alice band part. You are so right – she was useless in this debate. I think we had this same debate about a hundred years ago when I was in Std 6 – even back then the team arguing for legalisation won.

    Personally I think it should be available as a schedule 6 drug the same as morphine.

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  4. Hilary

     /  August 21, 2014

    LOL you just had to make me sit through this so I can see where that guy takes his alice band off (13:08) – cruel woman! This lady looks as if she had some before coming on the show. P.S. When did Eben become so chunky? I used to have a bit of a crush on him.

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    • A guy taking his alice band off because he is actually on the edge of his tether is still worth waiting the 13.08 time line for.

      Thanks for the added bit about your Eben crush …. we all like a bit of news.

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