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Enzyme asks: Have you ever been arrested? Been thrown down the stairs by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, with hi-LAR-ious consequences? Or maybe you're a member of the police force with chortlesome anecdotes about particularly stupid people you've encountered.
Do tell.

(, Thu 5 May 2011, 18:42)
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Yes, let's all pick and choose what laws we want to obey.

(, Fri 6 May 2011, 9:56, 5 replies)
Ah, you must cycle in London

(, Fri 6 May 2011, 10:07, closed)
Fight against the laws you do not want. It's your world fuck nuts.
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 10:23, closed)
It's ok to drink your drug but smoking a plant that grows naturally is bad?

(, Fri 6 May 2011, 10:32, closed)
It's the law
Whether you consider it right or wrong is irrelavant.
Have a chat to your bungee MP if you'd like to see it change.
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 10:40, closed)
Mmmmm because the law...
is a perfect, infallable system and we should all blindly obey, or talk to our MP's. Obviously the only sensible solutions.
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 11:17, closed)
Some laws are unjust
and should be disobeyed if the government refuses to repeal or reform.

I'm not saying Nazis, but you know, "Nazis".
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 17:35, closed)
Would imagine he & his colleagues are too afraid
of front page of Daily Heil - see class B/C fiasco for proof. Despite the fact that only ~5% of people have genetic susceptibility to develop psychosis, and only if they smoke highest THC strains heavily, frequently from a young age. Dutch mental hospitals aren't full.
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 11:28, closed)
No, Dutch mental hospitals aren't full
for the simple reason the baseline mentalistness of the Dutch is much higher than here, because they smoke weed, which is why they pass crazy laws like allowing weed to be freely sold and smoked, despite the fact it is fucking them up to the point they don't know what constitutes crazy anymore, and aren't locking up all the mentalisms they should be.
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 17:33, closed)
That is such bollocks.
Dutch law seems founded on tolerance - a 'What harm does it do? If we can't eliminate it, let's minimise it.' principle (Maybe a history of religious intolerance, war, colonialism & Nazi occupation have something to do with that?) If you go there and act like a twat; pissed, lairy, etc you will get nicked. If you're not hurting anyone, you won't. Even to the point where you're walking around barefoot with one huge dreadlock where your head used to be, talking to pigeons.
By the same token, in the UK, unless you are a credible & serious risk to yourself or someone else, you have no chance of getting an NHS psychiatric bed, no matter how shitty you may be feeling.
The vast majority of Dutch people work hard in regular jobs, raise kids/good citizens,pay tax & health insurance (another factor, to be fair) and their idea of a good night out is 3 hours in a restaurant/brown cafe - gezellig. Most don't, or hardly, smoke. Accurate, rather than scaremongering, education or larcenous taxation, along with consideration for others, make for a much saner society in many ways, not least in matters of substance use; one of the best places to be gay, disabled or otherwise different, Pim Fortuyn et al notwithstanding.
(, Fri 6 May 2011, 22:44, closed)
Thanks, I already do

(, Fri 6 May 2011, 12:26, closed)
Doesn't everyone?

(, Sun 8 May 2011, 2:56, closed)

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