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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:34 pm
 


For those not in the know, Alberta's capital city of Edmonton used to be referred to as "Redmonton" for its tendency to elect Liberals come election time. That tendency has largely ended in the last few years, given that it's tended to elect Conservatives at the federal level and a mix of PCs and NDPers at the provincial level, with only a couple of Liberals.

However, I'm wondering what the effect of Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize pot if elected might have on his electoral chances out here, if Edmonton is supposedly more left-leaning than most of the rest of the province.

Would pot legalization help or hinder his chances?

I'm not sure myself, but I'm curious to see what other people think.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:46 pm
 


IT would have to be a very dull election for pot to become a foreground issue. Even then, doubt the pot heads can muster the energy to vote in the droves necessary to affect most ridings. Trudeau would have to not only promise to legalize pot, but subsidize Doritos.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:08 pm
 


Interesting that even you can't get past the stereotypes Andy...

Other than that I agree, I don't think it's important enough an issue to most people for them to base their vote on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:14 pm
 


Be a bloody shame if Canadian military (un)preparedness isn't an issue to most voters but legalizing dope is. Be kind of a landmark moment, and not a good one either, if this is the sort of thing our country would prioritize over another. :|


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:15 pm
 


Unsound Unsound:
Interesting that even you can't get past the stereotypes Andy...

Other than that I agree, I don't think it's important enough an issue to most people for them to base their vote on it.


I think pot smokers are pretty silly, many of them. Better than the hard boozers by a mile tho. I support legalization as a harm reduction strategy, not because I think pot is all that.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:25 pm
 


My doper friends have all pretty much said that they have no intention of stopping their own crops or selling to others even if it's legalized. And why should they? Makes no sense to them economically to give up on making some tax free money, or to stop supplying their own needs with their own home-grown product that's basically free in order to buy it at some store.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:26 pm
 


This is the result of illegalizing spanking your children. :?

He should have had several more ass whoopin's.


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