Legalise cannabis to protect youth from research chemicals

The idea is that cannabis should be legalised [or decriminalised], thoroughly regulated and taxed.

Youth and young adults always have and always will use mind altering substances recreationally. This we cannot avoid. But with the growing sophistication of the research chemical industry [synthesised drugs sold as plant feeder or similar] a greater danger is exposed to our nation's youth.

These research chemicals are uncontrolled, unregulated and dangerous. Often containing deadly contaminants. Cannabis however, has been used for centuries and so far has no decumented deaths from sole cannabis use. [excluding the use when mixed with tobacco]

The problem comes with law abiding citizens who want to use mind altering substances recreationally and legally. This turns them to the more nasty and dangerous chemicals to keep on the right side of the law. This is not protecting them. It is harming them.

More and more countries are now decriminalising cannabis for personal use and with great affect. Portugal, Mexico and California [prop 19] are a few to name.

Why is this idea important?

The idea is that cannabis should be legalised [or decriminalised], thoroughly regulated and taxed.

Youth and young adults always have and always will use mind altering substances recreationally. This we cannot avoid. But with the growing sophistication of the research chemical industry [synthesised drugs sold as plant feeder or similar] a greater danger is exposed to our nation's youth.

These research chemicals are uncontrolled, unregulated and dangerous. Often containing deadly contaminants. Cannabis however, has been used for centuries and so far has no decumented deaths from sole cannabis use. [excluding the use when mixed with tobacco]

The problem comes with law abiding citizens who want to use mind altering substances recreationally and legally. This turns them to the more nasty and dangerous chemicals to keep on the right side of the law. This is not protecting them. It is harming them.

More and more countries are now decriminalising cannabis for personal use and with great affect. Portugal, Mexico and California [prop 19] are a few to name.

Terrorism Laws Only For Suspected Terrorists

The police and the Government should stop using the terrorism laws against law abiding citizens who disagree with the police or government to silence their protests.

Why is this idea important?

The police and the Government should stop using the terrorism laws against law abiding citizens who disagree with the police or government to silence their protests.

No House Arrest Without Jury

The Government should not be allowed to put people under house arrest, without them being tried and found guilty in front of a jury of their peers. The same system as is required for imprisonment in jail should be done for imprisonment within your house, the punishment is no less severe.

Why is this idea important?

The Government should not be allowed to put people under house arrest, without them being tried and found guilty in front of a jury of their peers. The same system as is required for imprisonment in jail should be done for imprisonment within your house, the punishment is no less severe.

Repeal the Prohibition of Certain Drugs

My idea, in layman's terms is to legalise several Class B and C drugs, namely Cannabis, LSD and Ecstasy. Now I urge you, before you ignore this as "hippy trash", I am not a drug user, although living in a democratic country that should have no effect whatsoever on whether my opinion is considered or not.

Although, in someways I am, two of the most toxic and dangerous drugs available to humans, I can consume, legally, on a regular basis. I am speaking of course about Alcohol and Caffeine. However for the purpose of this arguement I will focus on Alcohol.

So let me give you two facts.

  • The United Kingdom's Science and Technology Select Committee considers alcohol far more harmful than marijuana.
  • Alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs, and using just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect can lead to death. Marijuana is one of – if not the – least toxic drugs, requiring thousands times the dose one would use to get the desired effect to lead to death.   This “thousands times” is actually theoretical, since there has never been a recorded case of marijuana overdose.

So why is it that alcohol is readily available almost anywhere, when the safer drug, is not?

I believe certain drugs, not all should be legalised. For the most part this is down to an individual's human rights at being able to put whatever they want into their bodies, whether it is good for them or not. The government should not stop this.

I do not believe all drugs should be legalised, and i think restrictions should be placed upon those which are sold. For example; the obvious restriction would be no one under the age of 18 being allowed to purchase them. But restrictions such as making it illegal to consume the drugs in a public place would allow people to enjoy drugs in their own homes, without affecting others.

 

I think Britain has a chance to lead the world with this idea,

Why is this idea important?

My idea, in layman's terms is to legalise several Class B and C drugs, namely Cannabis, LSD and Ecstasy. Now I urge you, before you ignore this as "hippy trash", I am not a drug user, although living in a democratic country that should have no effect whatsoever on whether my opinion is considered or not.

Although, in someways I am, two of the most toxic and dangerous drugs available to humans, I can consume, legally, on a regular basis. I am speaking of course about Alcohol and Caffeine. However for the purpose of this arguement I will focus on Alcohol.

So let me give you two facts.

  • The United Kingdom's Science and Technology Select Committee considers alcohol far more harmful than marijuana.
  • Alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs, and using just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect can lead to death. Marijuana is one of – if not the – least toxic drugs, requiring thousands times the dose one would use to get the desired effect to lead to death.   This “thousands times” is actually theoretical, since there has never been a recorded case of marijuana overdose.

So why is it that alcohol is readily available almost anywhere, when the safer drug, is not?

I believe certain drugs, not all should be legalised. For the most part this is down to an individual's human rights at being able to put whatever they want into their bodies, whether it is good for them or not. The government should not stop this.

I do not believe all drugs should be legalised, and i think restrictions should be placed upon those which are sold. For example; the obvious restriction would be no one under the age of 18 being allowed to purchase them. But restrictions such as making it illegal to consume the drugs in a public place would allow people to enjoy drugs in their own homes, without affecting others.

 

I think Britain has a chance to lead the world with this idea,