The criminalisation of cannabis is rather problematic. Police officers are forced to spend valuable time raiding premises and searching teenagers when they could put their resources to better use. Cannabis is a drug which rarely causes violence, unlike alcohol. Indeed, when travellng to Holland, one notices the laid back attitude that a cannabis culture creates, as opposed to the tense, violent atmosphere prevalent in British cities. Furthermore, government sanctioned cannabis growth and sale would cut down on dealers and provide tax for the government. These taxes could go towards anti-alcohol programmes.
Partial legalisation of cannabis, as is in place in Holland. Legal growth in government-sanctioned factories and legal sale in coffee shops. At the same time, rise in alcohol tax.