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Colorado and the battle to legalize pot
July 12, 2014 – 3:14 pm | No Comments yet

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It seems over the last few years, cannabis (and whether it’s legal or illegal) has rarely been out of the news. From being reclassified as a class-B, then –C, then class-B again in the UK, to the recent legalization in Colorado, USA, there has been a lot of debate over the best way to treat marijuana and those that use it.

With so much discussion, it can be difficult to work out where you stand on the issue; both sides of the fight throw out so many different ‘facts’ supporting their stance, that the whole topic becomes something of a quagmire, especially when talking to people you’ve just met.

To help clear things up, we explain the main arguments of both legalization activists and prohibition supporters, so you can make up your own mind.

Arguments Against Legalizing Cannabis:

  • Probably the most popular argument against legalizing cannabis is that is a “gateway drug”, often leading to the use of much harder drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy and heroin.
  • Legalizing cannabis is the start of a dangerous path to legalizing other, much harder drugs, or possibly all drugs, at some point in the future.
  • By making cannabis legal, children will think it is okay to use it, without knowing the full health risks. It will also be more easily accessible for children if adults can buy it much more easily.

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  • Supporters of legalizing drugs don’t consider the cost to the healthcare system to treat people who may suffer from the effects of the abuse. Non-users would suffer both in having their taxes pay for healthcare of abusers and potentially through second hand smoke.
  • Stoned driving would increase, leading to more road traffic accidents.
  • Legalizing cannabis won’t stop illegal sales, it will simply create a black market; crimes would still be being committed.

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5 Best Hemp Products for Travelers
June 30, 2014 – 6:49 pm | No Comment
5 Best Hemp Products for Travelers

That said there are a few items that come in really handy and are well worth making space for. Here are 5 hemp based products that all travelers should make space for in their backpack:

Keep Your Costs Down: 5 Tips to do Asia on the Cheap
June 30, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment
Keep Your Costs Down: 5 Tips to do Asia on the Cheap

cutting expenses, saving on accommodations and food, and earning money along the way, you’ll be a step ahead and ready to keep your costs down.

To Do, or Not to Do: Drug Use Abroad
June 27, 2014 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
To Do, or Not to Do: Drug Use Abroad

Walking down the street I hear a whisper “weed, weed, coke-a, what you need” There are endless amounts of times I have heard this from taxis tuk tuk’s beach sellers, and randoms of all sorts while out at festivals or traveling.

The many faces of Amsterdam
June 27, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment
The many faces of Amsterdam

Getting the ferry overnight means minimum accommodation costs and maximum time in your destination of choice

Should all us travelers be wearing hemp?
May 2, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
Should all us travelers be wearing hemp?

For one thing, Hemp as a fiber protects your skin by naturally filtering out UV light, so on days when you forget your sun cream you’re still covered

5 Benefits of Marihuana Legalization and Cons of Its Current Prohibition
April 18, 2014 – 11:12 am | No Comment
5 Benefits of Marihuana Legalization and Cons of Its Current Prohibition

let us take a look at some of the benefits of legalizing Marihuana in your country. These reasons could easily convince or at least compel any sensible person to think on similar lines of legalising cannabis across their territories.

Keeping Healthy when Backpacking
March 25, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment
Keeping Healthy when Backpacking

No matter where you are, or who you’re with, however, ill-health can quickly turn a dream holiday into something unpleasant.

Why pick Croatia for your next holiday?
January 7, 2014 – 11:40 am | No Comment
Why pick Croatia for your next holiday?

If you’re toying with the idea of visiting Croatia but aren’t quite convinced, read on to find out why it’s worth adding to your holiday hit list.

Getting To Know Tenerife
January 3, 2014 – 5:02 pm | No Comment
Getting To Know Tenerife

The isle of eternal spring, the largest island of the Canary Islands and a popular get-away location for many western holiday makers makes holidays for easter 2014 in Tenerife an ideal choice!

Why I’ll be enjoying Christmas in Cyprus this year
December 12, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment
Why I’ll be enjoying Christmas in Cyprus this year

There are many reasons why Cyprus makes a great holiday destination and it isn’t all about the weather, although that is very warm by UK standards in December.

Five Reasons You Should Definitely Try a Cruise
December 2, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment
Five Reasons You Should Definitely Try a Cruise

there are many ways to travel, and they all have their pros and cons– here are some real reasons you should absolutely consider a cruise for your next holiday:

Make The Most of Your Time in Marrakech
November 4, 2013 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
Make The Most of Your Time in Marrakech

There’s nothing like a summer holiday adventure to bring the family together, so if you’re thinking about taking a vacation this year, Marrakesh is surely the place to visit

Top Tips for Having an Adventure on New Zealand South Island
October 15, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment
Top Tips for Having an Adventure on New Zealand South Island

If you are looking to escape Auckland for a few days, why don’t you simply explore New Zealand’s south island?

Flashpacking Australasia: Three Essential Destinations
October 3, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment
Flashpacking Australasia: Three Essential Destinations

Flashpacking has many definitions throughout the internet, but the general concensus seems to be that it’s all the adventure and exotic destinations of backpacking