Imagine if that 420 group was protesting something worthwhile.

They just hang out downtown on a workday and add to the traffic while regular Vancouverites, barely surviving in the city, try to get home to have a productive and non-drugged up evening. What was the point of that "protest"? There's way more important shit out there than weed! We have a housing crisis and everyone just gets together to ruin their lungs and ambition?

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Reminder

Apr 21, 2017 at 12:17pm

If alcohol was illegal, there would be protests too.

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Tell me about it!

Apr 21, 2017 at 12:20pm

My bf is homeless (staying with me) and he was more interested in getting stoned yesterday than looking for an apartment. I'm pretty done.

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Not everyone works Monday to friday

Apr 21, 2017 at 3:49pm

Or 9-5 anymore. Welcome to a new time and generation.... no one is getting hurt with this protest so what's the fuss??

Anonymous

Apr 21, 2017 at 4:21pm

What about rising fascism around the world? The threat of WWIII? The paving of farmland for more fucking warehouses full of Iphones?

The increasing gap between rich and poor? climate change? Site C?

Dough -heads.

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ever notice

Apr 21, 2017 at 5:30pm

the people who put down pot the most,
really need to smoke some?!

But if it makes them feel better to think themselves superior because they're too brainwashed and afraid to try something that has been curing cancer... so be it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1miGzTwK28U

@ever notice

Apr 21, 2017 at 7:54pm

That is the most disturbing and worrying thing I have ever read. Check out some real science instead of internet science, eh? :/

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Anonymous

Apr 21, 2017 at 9:00pm

Given that we had a riot over a fucking hockey game...

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@evernotice

Apr 22, 2017 at 1:55am

I did notice that you seem to be reading something into the Op's and other comments that may not be there. I thought they were saying that it's not a genuine protest but more of a time waster. Just because someone thinks that doesn't mean they're against pot, just against the whole 420 thing.

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Not really a protest..

Apr 22, 2017 at 11:15am

More of a party for kids these days.. if you are over thirty and go, you may need to look at your priorities.

As for the above poster going on about people "who put down pot really need to smoke some". Maybe just maybe, those people you complain about have been there, done that, and are just more mature. Nothing wrong with smoking some pot now and then, compliant is that there is a big party downtown with a bunch of kids, ties up traffic, and there was no permit- no money paid to city hall. So for the people who live and work in the city: my tax dollars go to cleaning up that mess..

As it is being legalized there is no reason to actually protest it. It is now a party.

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I dunno...

Apr 22, 2017 at 2:08pm

Most of those problems are, in my view, related to drug prohibition. People who are not free to decide what drugs they take, well, drugs are the root of our ability to control our consciousness---even stories, according to Plato, are a sort of "drug" or "falsehood" used to control the nervous system. So we could say that legislation is a drug. I don't think this is even an extended metaphor: legislation is intended to modify people's consciousness, and therefore modify their behavior.

"The threat of WWIII"

The connection between drugs and the north-american peace movement is undeniable. While some pacifists are religious in nature, we can call that another sort of drug---a set of stories applied early enough will turn a child into a pacifist. But if those stories are not administered early enough, converting people to peace can be difficult. The major reason listed in the International Instruments re: the international prohibition of lsd, mescaline and psilocybin is that they were "corrosive of western values." War is one of the primary western values---if war were to end, there would be somewhere between 1 and 1.5 trillion dollars of lost economic activity.

Imagine, and it does sound a bit outlandish, if everyone took 4/20 off and refused to fight wars. After one day of peace, do you think that they would be happy to take up arms again the next day?

You need to keep in mind that the Government will never give people a holiday against war---the people have to build it themselves, if they want to live in a world without war.

I am the first to agree that pot smoking, taken to an extreme, is dissipative. But altogether, who is more responsible: someone who smokes pot all day long every day or someone who kills other people for money? I don't know there's an absolute/necessary answer to this, but I think I'd prefer a world of potheads to a world of soldiers.

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