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What would happen if you legalised drugs? Portugal did.

What would happen if you legalised drugs? Portugal did.

(3:13) In July 2001, Portugal decriminalised all previously illegal drugs. The predicted apocalypse never happened. BBC reports...

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Guest: dotEdgeme (2632 days ago)
and Come and see ... Szydelkowanie
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and Come and see ... Szydelkowanie
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Searchguru Searchguru (2676 days ago)
Well Maria's doing very well on it, isn't she?
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Well Maria's doing very well on it, isn't she?
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Guest: Daily Express (2674 days ago)
Maddie didn't get kidnapped until they legalised drugs. Coincidence? I think not.
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Maddie didn't get kidnapped until they legalised drugs. Coincidence? I think not.
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Guest: surbGroot (2628 days ago)
Hello wery nice site !!! Pozycjonowanie Hotel Dobieszkow
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Guest: Audrey Marshall (2674 days ago)
I think that drugs should remain illegal and alcohol should be added to that list. There are far too many scarlet whores running about; selling their disease ridden bodies in order to score another baby cham. It is a disgrace that we here in God's country have allowed it for so long. I believe, a mandatory 25 year sentence is the answer to the war on drugs. Caught once injecting marihuana? 25 years. The whores will get the message, rapidly.
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I think that drugs should remain illegal and alcohol should be added to that list. There are far too many scarlet whores running about; selling their disease ridden bodies in order to score another baby cham. It is a disgrace that we here in God's country have allowed it for so long. I believe, a mandatory 25 year sentence is the answer to the war on drugs. Caught once injecting marihuana? 25 years. The whores will get the message, rapidly.
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Guest: Audrey Marshall (2674 days ago)
The problem is parenting. There are far too many lesbian and gay couples raising children to believe that tolerance should be allowed and is reasonable. This is nonsense. The problem is that the judicial system in our beloved land is too lenient; a mandatory 25 year sentence for any drug abuse is the answer. Get this scum off of our streets.
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The problem is parenting. There are far too many lesbian and gay couples raising children to believe that tolerance should be allowed and is reasonable. This is nonsense. The problem is that the judicial system in our beloved land is too lenient; a mandatory 25 year sentence for any drug abuse is the answer. Get this scum off of our streets.
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Guest: Audrey Marshall (2674 days ago)
Is it a coincidence that little angel Maddy was kidnapped by paedophilic drug abusers in this country? I think not.
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Is it a coincidence that little angel Maddy was kidnapped by paedophilic drug abusers in this country? I think not.
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Guest: Audrey Marshall (2674 days ago)
Thank you black music for creating an anything goes, whoop-de-do society, where it is a struggle to raise two daughters and a son as fine soldiers for Christ. The problem is the blacks: it is their crops that they import from African nations in order to exploit our innocent young Christian lambs. I say, deport them all back to Africa and let God punish them as he is omnipotent.
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Thank you black music for creating an anything goes, whoop-de-do society, where it is a struggle to raise two daughters and a son as fine soldiers for Christ. The problem is the blacks: it is their crops that they import from African nations in order to exploit our innocent young Christian lambs. I say, deport them all back to Africa and let God punish them as he is omnipotent.
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Guest: djayz (2674 days ago)
From the nonsense you've just written I assume you're on drugs... 1) there is NO evidence that indicates Maddy was kidnapped and 2) most of the drugs come from either South America or the Far East/South East Asia. These drugs might be transported to Europe and North American through Africa, but the drugs didn't originate in Africa. Get your facts right or shut the f*** up!
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From the nonsense you've just written I assume you're on drugs... 1) there is NO evidence that indicates Maddy was kidnapped and 2) most of the drugs come from either South America or the Far East/South East Asia. These drugs might be transported to Europe and North American through Africa, but the drugs didn't originate in Africa. Get your facts right or shut the f*** up!
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Guest: Daily Express (2673 days ago)
By the way, we've finally standardised on 'Maddie' as a spelling - not 'Maddy'.
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By the way, we've finally standardised on 'Maddie' as a spelling - not 'Maddy'.
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Guest: Daily Express (2673 days ago)
Oi Audrey, get yer own pretend-im-a-lunatic material instead of copying and pasting my earlier post.
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Oi Audrey, get yer own pretend-im-a-lunatic material instead of copying and pasting my earlier post.
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Guest: nob'eed (2674 days ago)
Stupid pre-Americans.
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Stupid pre-Americans.
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Guest: Richard (2675 days ago)
The most important thing here is that users have no criminal record. In the UK, a "caution" still counts as a criminal record, and will ruin someone's future prospects. What Portugal has realised is that the greatest long-term harm caused to most drug users isn't the medical problem; it's the destruction of their future prospects by the police records.
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The most important thing here is that users have no criminal record. In the UK, a "caution" still counts as a criminal record, and will ruin someone's future prospects. What Portugal has realised is that the greatest long-term harm caused to most drug users isn't the medical problem; it's the destruction of their future prospects by the police records.
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Guest: (2675 days ago)
There will be a drugs market. Years of prohibition have not stopped it. You can even get your drugs in prison. The only question is whether the market should be run by criminals for their own benefit or not. An illegal drugs market funds people like the Taliban, ruins lives directly and indirectly. If you don't want an illegal drugs market, the only alternative is a legal market, regulated, licensed, controlled and presumably taxed. But having no market is not an option.
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There will be a drugs market. Years of prohibition have not stopped it. You can even get your drugs in prison. The only question is whether the market should be run by criminals for their own benefit or not. An illegal drugs market funds people like the Taliban, ruins lives directly and indirectly. If you don't want an illegal drugs market, the only alternative is a legal market, regulated, licensed, controlled and presumably taxed. But having no market is not an option.
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Guest: djayz (2674 days ago)
Agree with you 100% on that.
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Agree with you 100% on that.
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Guest: Richard S (1959 days ago)
OR, we could get tough on drugs instead of being big softies with bleeding hearts. For example, anyone caught injecting marajuana or any other illegal toxin into their prescious bodies should receive a mandatory 15 year sentence involving hard-labour and a repayment of debt to society. Lets see how many young thugs continue to do drugs after their friends are detained for the majority of their lives. Get tough on drugs and its consequences. Thumbs up for common sense.
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OR, we could get tough on drugs instead of being big softies with bleeding hearts. For example, anyone caught injecting marajuana or any other illegal toxin into their prescious bodies should receive a mandatory 15 year sentence involving hard-labour and a repayment of debt to society. Lets see how many young thugs continue to do drugs after their friends are detained for the majority of their lives. Get tough on drugs and its consequences. Thumbs up for common sense.
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ianefc2 ianefc2 (1958 days ago)
Latest comment: Great idea, but let's just set the record straight... you don't inject marijuana, you smoke it or bake it in cakes, you can't legalise drugs because there are too many complete liars and cheats in government who would by some loophole get rich from this method and lastly if they are allowed to keep taking this junk, one time sometime their luck will run out and there goes another problem off the streets, the answer is simple, stop clearing the streets of drugs allow them to reach the users and let them kill themselves by basically giving themselves a lethal injection, cheaper than rehab and easier than police time being used for dickheads.
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Latest comment: Great idea, but let's just set the record straight... you don't inject marijuana, you smoke it or bake it in cakes, you can't legalise drugs because there are too many complete liars and cheats in government who would by some loophole get rich from this method and lastly if they are allowed to keep taking this junk, one time sometime their luck will run out and there goes another problem off the streets, the answer is simple, stop clearing the streets of drugs allow them to reach the users and let them kill themselves by basically giving themselves a lethal injection, cheaper than rehab and easier than police time being used for dickheads.
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