Legalise Marijuana

Legalise marijuana.

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Why save £25m when you could make £100m? 

by b___ on April 05, 2017 at 09:40AM

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  • Posted by IsleOfMan April 07, 2017 at 13:19

    When people consider legalization cost savings/ income could be generated in a number of ways.

    A model could be used firstly legalizing for research/medical creating an infrastructure for research and inciting company's and infrastructure support in this field with a view to working with UK markets the isle of man offering good connections.

    Chemicals within the plant can be synthesized for example Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) (aspirin) was originally found in willow bark. Studies are currently been conducted into chemicals present in cannabis and the effects on cancer. There are also medical benefits for pain relief and relief with diseases such as Multiple sclerosis Cannabis is already legally prescribed to MS sufferers in the form of a spray called Sativex to alleviate pain CBD chemicals have been found to help with epilepsy.

    Ramsey MHK Dr Alex Allinson law on medicinal cannabis use needs revisiting as the current system is outdated– and claims it's the only drug that works for some patients who're using it illegally.

    Arguments have been raised from MHKs and memebers of the public about abuse however According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), up to 7% of patients who are prescribed narcotic or opiod analgestics to treat chronic pain will become addicted with an estimated 48 million people (aged 12 and older), according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, having used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in their lifetime. This is also not taking some of the possible short and long term side effects and potential for overdose.

    Arguments are raised about cannabis with little research and not taking into account advances in removing negative psychoactive aspects of the Class B drug. with arguments about cannabis been a gateway drug , arguments on long term effects however these arguments could be compared with the effects long and short term effects on alcohol. Alcohol been more physically addictive and harmful as well as acting as a gateway drug contributing to deaths such as alcoholic poisoning or liver disease and personal injury.

    If the Isle of man acted quickly (prior to UK) this could create a base for UK operations

    This is just considering cannabis for research/medical purpose however other options for cost savings/ income generation could through the recreational use (This model been used ore considered by western countries) cost savings could be achieved through.

    Reduced prison
    Reduced policing
    Tax generation
    Reduction in crime
    Tourism
  • Posted by ManxVoter April 08, 2017 at 17:57

    There is now next to no opposition on the island to the use of marijuana for medical purposes and private recreational use

    I understand it is now legal in 27 US states
  • Posted by TheBellhop April 10, 2017 at 20:56

    This topic has been covered a few times - I agree with IsleOfMan, it should be given real consideration. Its a genuine opportunity for income generation, health care improvement and tourism.

    Even if we didn't follow a dutch model and introduced medical cannabis, it would be possible to introduce farming subsidies and create more jobs.
  • Posted by TheBellhop April 10, 2017 at 20:56

    This topic has been covered a few times - I agree with IsleOfMan, it should be given real consideration. Its a genuine opportunity for income generation, health care improvement and tourism.

    Even if we didn't follow a dutch model and introduced medical cannabis, it would be possible to introduce farming subsidies and create more jobs.
  • Posted by madeleine April 16, 2017 at 17:44

    Perhaps it could be accompanied by a crack down on drunkeness on our streets.
  • Posted by Manneen April 18, 2017 at 21:54

    Having been a victim of drug related crime - the answer is no
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