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Decriminalise Cannabis along the same lines as the Netherlands

Comment 3rd July 2010

I think we should look towards legalising cannabis in the UK, and stop penalising people that want to smoke it in their own home.

15 million people smoke it in the UK, it has less harmful affects or problems than alcohol, and the current legislation is keeping the supply within street gangs which leads to further problems such as the promotion of Class A drugs, weapons and a whole other murky world that the vast majority of users would not want to be a part of.

People have lived a long, enjoyable life using cannabis and it has been known to treast such as combating nausea from chemotherapy, lowering eye pressure in patients with glaucoma, treating AIDS-related wasting syndrome in order to stimulate appetite  and to a lesser degree to combat pain and muscle spasms in patients with diseases such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Huntingtonís disease.

 

Cannabis has been around since the beginning of time, has been used as a remedy for many ailments, and its fibres can also be used to produce a number of different products. 

The UK should begin to reduce its deficit by introducing cannabis coffeshops such as the style in Holland.  With 15 million people using cannabis, we should seriously consider all the benefits to this.

 

 

 

Why does this matter?

15 million people smoke it in the UK, it has less harmful affects or problems than alcohol, and the current legislation is keeping the supply within street gangs which leads to further problems such as the promotion of Class A drugs, weapons and a whole other murky world that the vast majority of users would not want to be a part of.

 

The UK should begin to reduce its deficit by introducing cannabis coffeshops such as the style in Holland.  With 15 million people using cannabis, we should seriously consider all the benefits to this.

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