Make no excuses for Cannabis

Lets not make the same mistakes as past governments, and be bullied by horror stories and media controlled propaganda over policies that should be determined by Big Society. By this I mean a Government that is Big enough to take on the media which threatens party success, through a miriad of lies, often backed up by people with a limited scope of insight , unable to capture the big picture who are consumed with fear or bigotry. That said Im unsure whether the coalition has the power at this point to sever its tethers to media influence and the control the media has over decision making in our developed country.

Expense and consequence are the reasons for decriminilising Cannabis , the expense is unjustified, and the consequences are horric. The resons for this will follow.

Social control is a big issue that should'nt be overlooked as anyone may agree there is a failure in society, where a generation of youth which have little hope and prospects, This is a failure in parenting. Society has become fragmented leading to a situation which we all know too well. With all the jobsearch schemes that are available and training prospects there may be.  Nothing can be done to remedy the chunk of society that pretty much are no good or use, and really dont want to work, or to be of some benefit. There is a new saying going round. "CBA" they call it. (Cant Be Arsed) they use for everything.

Cannabis is blamed for this generation being demotivated as a large majority of these people end up using cannabis to quell the boredom in their lives, and to trigger the pleasure reward mechanisms of the mind, which need stimulating via dopamine receptors to enable them to exist. It is a coincidence that Cannabis simulates these feelings through being able to replicate the body's anandamide which makes them feel satisfied and rewarded.

Cannabis is not to blame for this coincidence, its the lack of social structure and parenting that they become effectively of no use, and have no motivation as they havent been taught to be motivated nor taught how to get these rewards or stimulation through worth and being helpfull, industrious. There is nothing that can be done about this situation. Parenting and morals could be addressed, but not much can be done.

At this point I go on to discuss where drugs, alcohol and social control should be considered in a context that is realistic and more about what big society should be about. The fact is these people use cannabis and alcohol a lot.  Alcohol is the big problem, as it makes this section of society angry, destructive and out of control. a large portion of hospital admissions and crime is caused by this section of society, under the influence of alcohol and the cost to the country is massive, socially and financially. Regular people are scared. Its reminiscent of an eastern block Vodka fuelled chaos. This is all cost.

The same people also use cannabis, the effects of this is exactly what is needed to control this disruption and cost. As Cannabis is illegal this also has a cost, although in a totally different nature. Cannabis for most has a calming, relaxed effect on humans. without alcohol, users will be inclined to stay inside, watch tv, listen to music, be creative artistically or musically, feel satisfied and subdued. not angry, agressive and destructive. Cannabis users are motivated differently, actually picking up obsessions and interests of an artistic nature which should be encouraged. The law as it stands, Favours alcohol addiction over cannabis addiction, which is the wrong approach for a progressive society. Alcohol encourages nothing but violence and anger in someone who is dissatified with themselves. Cannabis at worst encourages nothing but being satisfied. However in most cases encourages interest in something that can be worked on. Unlike alcohol. The power of mind control should be encouraged. Some of those otherwise useless people could be encouraged to use the creative interest to be socially usefull via art, music and the things they have become interested in, maybe repairing their pitbike, and go on to become a mechanic. there is hope of something, over nothing with alcohol that is encouraged.

The expense of Cannabis being illegal is vast. As far as criminal records go, if convicted you can expect limited opportunity to secure work in the future, via the CRB vetting system for employers, creating a lifetime of benefit dependency. This also  Blacklists these people from securing work if they decide to change their ways. what a massive cost?? and also someone who decides to grow seven plants for themselves can expect to be in court for a year, at a massive cost in legal aid and court time. how much does a year in court cost??? and afterwards will return to use cannabis for the same reason they started to use cannabis? but this time they have less prospect of rehabilitation, due to crb disclosure.

Please lets get real about this situation. we should encourage cannabis over alcohol, due to cost.

Why is this idea important?

Lets not make the same mistakes as past governments, and be bullied by horror stories and media controlled propaganda over policies that should be determined by Big Society. By this I mean a Government that is Big enough to take on the media which threatens party success, through a miriad of lies, often backed up by people with a limited scope of insight , unable to capture the big picture who are consumed with fear or bigotry. That said Im unsure whether the coalition has the power at this point to sever its tethers to media influence and the control the media has over decision making in our developed country.

Expense and consequence are the reasons for decriminilising Cannabis , the expense is unjustified, and the consequences are horric. The resons for this will follow.

Social control is a big issue that should'nt be overlooked as anyone may agree there is a failure in society, where a generation of youth which have little hope and prospects, This is a failure in parenting. Society has become fragmented leading to a situation which we all know too well. With all the jobsearch schemes that are available and training prospects there may be.  Nothing can be done to remedy the chunk of society that pretty much are no good or use, and really dont want to work, or to be of some benefit. There is a new saying going round. "CBA" they call it. (Cant Be Arsed) they use for everything.

Cannabis is blamed for this generation being demotivated as a large majority of these people end up using cannabis to quell the boredom in their lives, and to trigger the pleasure reward mechanisms of the mind, which need stimulating via dopamine receptors to enable them to exist. It is a coincidence that Cannabis simulates these feelings through being able to replicate the body's anandamide which makes them feel satisfied and rewarded.

Cannabis is not to blame for this coincidence, its the lack of social structure and parenting that they become effectively of no use, and have no motivation as they havent been taught to be motivated nor taught how to get these rewards or stimulation through worth and being helpfull, industrious. There is nothing that can be done about this situation. Parenting and morals could be addressed, but not much can be done.

At this point I go on to discuss where drugs, alcohol and social control should be considered in a context that is realistic and more about what big society should be about. The fact is these people use cannabis and alcohol a lot.  Alcohol is the big problem, as it makes this section of society angry, destructive and out of control. a large portion of hospital admissions and crime is caused by this section of society, under the influence of alcohol and the cost to the country is massive, socially and financially. Regular people are scared. Its reminiscent of an eastern block Vodka fuelled chaos. This is all cost.

The same people also use cannabis, the effects of this is exactly what is needed to control this disruption and cost. As Cannabis is illegal this also has a cost, although in a totally different nature. Cannabis for most has a calming, relaxed effect on humans. without alcohol, users will be inclined to stay inside, watch tv, listen to music, be creative artistically or musically, feel satisfied and subdued. not angry, agressive and destructive. Cannabis users are motivated differently, actually picking up obsessions and interests of an artistic nature which should be encouraged. The law as it stands, Favours alcohol addiction over cannabis addiction, which is the wrong approach for a progressive society. Alcohol encourages nothing but violence and anger in someone who is dissatified with themselves. Cannabis at worst encourages nothing but being satisfied. However in most cases encourages interest in something that can be worked on. Unlike alcohol. The power of mind control should be encouraged. Some of those otherwise useless people could be encouraged to use the creative interest to be socially usefull via art, music and the things they have become interested in, maybe repairing their pitbike, and go on to become a mechanic. there is hope of something, over nothing with alcohol that is encouraged.

The expense of Cannabis being illegal is vast. As far as criminal records go, if convicted you can expect limited opportunity to secure work in the future, via the CRB vetting system for employers, creating a lifetime of benefit dependency. This also  Blacklists these people from securing work if they decide to change their ways. what a massive cost?? and also someone who decides to grow seven plants for themselves can expect to be in court for a year, at a massive cost in legal aid and court time. how much does a year in court cost??? and afterwards will return to use cannabis for the same reason they started to use cannabis? but this time they have less prospect of rehabilitation, due to crb disclosure.

Please lets get real about this situation. we should encourage cannabis over alcohol, due to cost.

minimum wage must be increased dramatically.

The minimum wage??? how can people be expected to work for the minimum wage with inflation and taxes running out of control. I can understand if a couple, both on minimum wage work 40 hrs a week, may just be able to run a family without any help or benefits. However for a lot, One partner may have to bring the children up, or simply be too ill to work. What happens then? There is a lot of slating people who are on benefits, who really would prefer to be self sufficient, But whats happened to the lower end of pay in the past 20 -25 years. It has stayed exactly the same year after year in a round about way. Nobody comments on this situation. When I was 16 my dad was a crane driver at the local wharf. On a quite week he used to bring home £350 after deductions. I seriously can't imagine a crane driver bringing home more than £250- £300 a week after deductions nowaday's.

Large companies and greedy managers have totally stuffed the UK workforce. This in my opinion is why so many disheartened people find it hard to face working, when they would still simply struggle. Not to mention the shift in workplace employee rights and the "self employed" status which is now creeping in, to undermine any existing rights. The whole system is a rip off. And this is purely why our once Great Britain is wallowing in its own mire of unemployment and dependancy of benefits.

Small companies may struggle to afford to employ more staff on say £8 per hour, but if thats the case then the business is obviously not doing that well. If you cant afford something then  you dont buy it… We as a nation should'nt expect people to suffer and not have holidays or pension simply because some brake pedals that are manufactured would loose their competitive margin. The higher rates of pay would afford people to spend more, leading to increased sales on something else. So that argument does'nt wash with me.

Finally, surely it would be cheaper for the government to directly subsidise pay. Instead of vast amounts of citizens relying purely on benefits to live, would'nt it be better to have them work for £5.80 an hour payed for my the company that employs them, and £2.20 from the government. Rather than it all come from the government coffers. I know this is pretty much what happens anyway, However that person can say I earn £8 an hour and I don't receive any benefits. This would boost moral and surely end up being cheaper for the goverment.

Why is this idea important?

The minimum wage??? how can people be expected to work for the minimum wage with inflation and taxes running out of control. I can understand if a couple, both on minimum wage work 40 hrs a week, may just be able to run a family without any help or benefits. However for a lot, One partner may have to bring the children up, or simply be too ill to work. What happens then? There is a lot of slating people who are on benefits, who really would prefer to be self sufficient, But whats happened to the lower end of pay in the past 20 -25 years. It has stayed exactly the same year after year in a round about way. Nobody comments on this situation. When I was 16 my dad was a crane driver at the local wharf. On a quite week he used to bring home £350 after deductions. I seriously can't imagine a crane driver bringing home more than £250- £300 a week after deductions nowaday's.

Large companies and greedy managers have totally stuffed the UK workforce. This in my opinion is why so many disheartened people find it hard to face working, when they would still simply struggle. Not to mention the shift in workplace employee rights and the "self employed" status which is now creeping in, to undermine any existing rights. The whole system is a rip off. And this is purely why our once Great Britain is wallowing in its own mire of unemployment and dependancy of benefits.

Small companies may struggle to afford to employ more staff on say £8 per hour, but if thats the case then the business is obviously not doing that well. If you cant afford something then  you dont buy it… We as a nation should'nt expect people to suffer and not have holidays or pension simply because some brake pedals that are manufactured would loose their competitive margin. The higher rates of pay would afford people to spend more, leading to increased sales on something else. So that argument does'nt wash with me.

Finally, surely it would be cheaper for the government to directly subsidise pay. Instead of vast amounts of citizens relying purely on benefits to live, would'nt it be better to have them work for £5.80 an hour payed for my the company that employs them, and £2.20 from the government. Rather than it all come from the government coffers. I know this is pretty much what happens anyway, However that person can say I earn £8 an hour and I don't receive any benefits. This would boost moral and surely end up being cheaper for the goverment.

CRB has ruined lives.

Please review the current system whereas every crime committed is recorded on a CRB check, regardless of the nature of the crime, the harm to the public, and the possibilty that it may prevent that person from ever being able to gain employment ever again. The CRB system is crippling many in an already impossible world to achieve a healthy working career, that otherwise would'nt have a problem.

A job application always asks do you have any criminal convictions. If the answer is yes, I'm sure the application goes straight in the bin. and that person remains on JSA.

Is it fair that someone with a minor conviction such as possesion of a small amount of cannabis, is deamed to dangerous to work, for the rest of their life.

I know some employers are open minded, and may overlook such an offence. But the truth is they don't . not when there are so many other applicants.  The aim of reducing the deficit in the economy, and getting people back into work would be so much easier if the CRB system was overhauled and minor criminals were not kept in the poverty trap and relying on the state to keep them, when all they want is to work. 

Why is this idea important?

Please review the current system whereas every crime committed is recorded on a CRB check, regardless of the nature of the crime, the harm to the public, and the possibilty that it may prevent that person from ever being able to gain employment ever again. The CRB system is crippling many in an already impossible world to achieve a healthy working career, that otherwise would'nt have a problem.

A job application always asks do you have any criminal convictions. If the answer is yes, I'm sure the application goes straight in the bin. and that person remains on JSA.

Is it fair that someone with a minor conviction such as possesion of a small amount of cannabis, is deamed to dangerous to work, for the rest of their life.

I know some employers are open minded, and may overlook such an offence. But the truth is they don't . not when there are so many other applicants.  The aim of reducing the deficit in the economy, and getting people back into work would be so much easier if the CRB system was overhauled and minor criminals were not kept in the poverty trap and relying on the state to keep them, when all they want is to work.