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Angus Reid Poll - legalize marajuana?
« on: August 29, 2007, 02:02:01 PM »
Angus Reid poll - should marajuana be legalized in Canada?

http://rm.angusreidforum.com/?cid=2609


81% yes, 19% no so far . . .

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 03:12:40 PM »
Those results haven't changed since the poll was put up a week ago. And, anyone can vote as often as they wish - just click "refresh" and you're clear to vote again. I know - I've voted "yes" three times.  :peacea

Note the disclaimer: Please note that these survey results are of website visitors who voluntarily take the survey. These results are not necessarily representative of the larger population. :spy:

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 06:00:49 AM »
You can vote as many times as you want, but my understanding is that the poll only accepts/registers one vote per IP address.

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 07:31:26 AM »
That poll is still showing  Yes 81%  No 19%  after more than a week. It hasn't moved from those numbers at all.

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007, 07:37:57 AM »
Huh, go figure.

I thought Angus-Reid was reasonably reputable, but maybe not.

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 09:50:48 AM »
Could be that that particular poll is closed, but they would have disabled the "submit!!!" button. Or, there could be a software glitch. I can't trust the results as posted, because they've been the same since over a week ago now.

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 10:31:55 AM »
I'm really getting pissed off with this regime.

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The federal government is planning a crackdown on drugs after a decade of Canadian politicians admitting past drug use. In 2005, then Parti Quebecois leader AndrĂ© Boisclair  admitted to using cocaine between 1996 and 2003 while he was a cabinet minister in Quebec's provincial government.

Health Minister Tony Clement said on the weekend the Conservative government would launch its $64 million national drug strategy in the coming days.

Clement's message is that the "party's over" for drug users and the government plans to clear up a lot of the confusion about Canada's marijuana possession laws.

http://www.politicswatch.com/drugs-october2-2007.htm

Well then howzabout addressing this issue?

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Health Canada spends about $430 million a year on drug benefits for uninsured Canadians. The bulk of that -- almost $300 million -- is spent on prescription drugs for natives. The federal Auditor General estimates up to a million of prescriptions filled under the program each year are fraudulent.

Criticism of the Health Canada program was first levelled by the Auditor General almost 10 years ago. Three times since then, the government spending watchdog has documented widespread abuse in the free drug program. It's a program, according to Auditor General Sheila Fraser, that wastes tax dollars and puts aboriginal lives at risk.


http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/s ... 50864114_9

The pharmacists have a lot to answer for.

WhistleBlowersInCanada

Scroll down and you will see the story of Whistleblower - How free drugs end up in the wrong hands.

ETA - a bio on our whistleblowers and the fear some live in.

http://fairwhistleblower.ca/wbers/canadian_wbs.html
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 01:14:59 PM »
Someone with a better memory than mine can bring us to date - were we not closer to legalizing, or at the very least,  decriminalizing marijuana under the Liberals? It looks to me like the Cons want to undo decades of study and legal work on the subject.

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 01:54:24 PM »
Your right on the money Boom Boom.  One more way to kiss american ass. :rant2:  :rant:

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 01:58:20 PM »
It's now 80% vs 20%.
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2007, 12:22:42 AM »
He's trying to look good to his supporters. Let's face it Canada is spending big munee in Afghanistan, its opium exports account for almost 60% of its gnp.
Instead of trying to eradicate 'their' crops, why not try to utilize them in medicine, give them a higher calling for the poppy crops.
At the AfghanEmbassyinCanada

Canwest is calling the crops a 'menace'.
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While Canada's 2,500 troops in Afghanistan are currently not involved in drug eradication, the communique adds the "participants agreed to collectively support increased Afghan government efforts to fight the menace of poppy cultivation."


This is so backwards. And of course drug users, even marijuana users will continue under Harper, to be criminalized and commit more resources, jail more people. The closing of the needle injection site in Van is one way to no longer see drug use as a Health Issue.  :rant:
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2007, 01:16:58 AM »
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were we not closer to legalizing, or at the very least, decriminalizing marijuana under the Liberals?


Yup - the Lib decriminalization bill went down with the change of government.
Senlis Council's entire reason d'ĂȘtre is the push to pay Afghan farmers for their crops and process them as painkiller drugs.
Naturally Big Pharma does not support the idea.

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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2007, 02:19:28 AM »
Jeebus. And here we are with a global shortage of morphine :(

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Re: Angus Reid Poll - legalize marajuana?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2013, 11:41:45 AM »
Of course, I don't know why I'm surprised. The motivation behind this study was to see if it would hurt the economy.  ::)


Still not released
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/04/08/results_of_marijuana_study_from_1972_still_not_public.html
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