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The De-classification Argument on Recreational Drugs, Clarified.

November 20, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
Photo from Flickr by ninacoco

Photo from Flickr by ninacoco

Whatever your personal opinions on drug use, it’s hard to deny that the debate over legalization and de-classification of recreational drugs is a hot topic. With the apparent success (both financially and socially) of legalizing marijuana in Colorado, there are strong arguments to be made for legalizing other substances too.

Arguments For Legalizing/ Declassifying Recreational Drugs:

  • The main argument for legalizing drugs (which is even stronger since Colorado successfully legalized Cannabis) is that legal drugs can be controlled for quality by the state, and become a taxable product. This could prevent avoidable deaths due to overdose or batches contaminated with chemicals like rat poison, or people picking toxic mushrooms.
  • Pro-legalisation lobbyists point out that in Colorado, the state raised $11 million in taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana in the first 6 months of 2014, all of which was reinvested in the economy and did not go to organized crime.
  • Drugs such as Cannabis and Psychedelics are less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco, which are both legal world-wide. Police in Nimbin (where Cannabis use is not actively prosecuted) acknowledge that alcohol causes more antisocial behavior than marijuana. And in Holland, where both are legal, there are very few problems linked to the use of legal drugs.
  • Prohibition has a poor track record when it comes to controlling substances- just look at alcohol and the popularity of the Speakeasy in the 1920s. Legalising these substances is the only long-term solution.
  • Finally, activist argue that police and court resources would be freed up for more serious crimes, were recreational drugs legal. Citizens who use drugs like cannabis and magic truffles for personal use also wouldn’t be criminalized, meaning as long as they don’t become violent or antisocial, they would be able to enjoy narcotics socially without fear of prosecution.

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A Few Facts about Hemp You Probably Didn’t Know
June 30, 2014 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
A Few Facts about Hemp You Probably Didn’t Know

So to make sure you can add your ten cents to the argument here are a few things that you might not have heard about the wonder plant:

Let’s Get Physical: The Hottest Fitness Spots in Hong Kong
June 30, 2014 – 4:27 pm | No Comment
Let’s Get Physical: The Hottest Fitness Spots in Hong Kong

If you can’t bear to part with your daily workouts, check out these Hong Kong hot spots. Your heart will be racing in no time.

Up-and-coming Weed Friendly Cities
June 27, 2014 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Up-and-coming Weed Friendly Cities

People are flocking to cities near and far solely for their accessibility to weed of all strains, paraphernalia, and edibles. Check out a couple of our favorites:

Why is hemp not more widely used?
May 2, 2014 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Why is hemp not more widely used?

Hemp oil, made from its seeds, is now being widely used in many body care products which are considered to have fantastic anti inflammatory benefits.

A Brief History of Prague
October 31, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
A Brief History of Prague

Prague is one of the most diverse and fascinating cities in Europe, and it’s a great place to spend the weekend!

How to Start Your Campervan Adventure Through Europe
August 27, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment
How to Start Your Campervan Adventure Through Europe

Traveling Europe in a campervan is perhaps one of the best ways to truly experience all that the culture-laden continent has to offer..

Staying fit on holiday
August 6, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
Staying fit on holiday

Relaxing by the pool, sipping cocktails and soaking up the sunshine is many people’s idea of bliss, but this does not mean their waistlines have to suffer.

Surviving camping
July 29, 2013 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
Surviving camping

We were seeking adventure, and adventure didn’t seem like it would come walled up in the monotone walls of a side of the road motel.

Water Saving Tips For the Savvy Traveller
July 15, 2013 – 2:07 pm | No Comment
Water Saving Tips For the Savvy Traveller

I’ll share with you a few tips that I used while traveling to cut down on those loathsome water bottles, as well as throw in a few tips on how to save water

5 Ways Not To Die Whilst Travelling
July 8, 2013 – 5:45 pm | No Comment
5 Ways Not To Die Whilst Travelling

Whilst any trip you take has some risk inheritently present, it is possible to avoid having too many near death experiences on the road

Peru’s Amazon Rainforest
June 26, 2013 – 6:10 pm | No Comment
Peru’s Amazon Rainforest

Go ahead and ask your friends if they’ve ever spent time hiking through the Amazon rainforest of Peru. How many have said yes? My guess is zero

Finding the Opportune Moment to Take a Cruise
June 19, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Finding the Opportune Moment to Take a Cruise

The advantage of any cruise is that it can combine several destinations in one trip,before you set sail it’s good to check you have your yacht insured.