Cannabis – Help the UK save £ millions and earn £ billions.

Cannabis should be made as legal as alcohol – but perhaps with zero VAT becasue it doesn't kill people, or lead to aggressive behaviour in the way alcohol does.

The Government shoudl stop criminals earning money from it's distributuion and regulate and tax it's supply – as in the Netherlands.

When Police forces are facing 25% cuts – they should redeploy those who search for and criminalise cannabis users to looking for real criminals – saving millions of £s

The judicial and prison system would also save money and the Treasury would gain billions.

The only beneficiaries of the current system are criminal suppliers. I cannot understand why the Government wants to protect them.

There are no victims with the responsible regulation of cannabis – apart from criminal suppliers..

As a user of 40 years – and someone who dislikes alcohol – I beseech the Government to stop making me and millions of other "law abiding citizens" criminals because of our fondness for this drug..

Why is this idea important?

Cannabis should be made as legal as alcohol – but perhaps with zero VAT becasue it doesn't kill people, or lead to aggressive behaviour in the way alcohol does.

The Government shoudl stop criminals earning money from it's distributuion and regulate and tax it's supply – as in the Netherlands.

When Police forces are facing 25% cuts – they should redeploy those who search for and criminalise cannabis users to looking for real criminals – saving millions of £s

The judicial and prison system would also save money and the Treasury would gain billions.

The only beneficiaries of the current system are criminal suppliers. I cannot understand why the Government wants to protect them.

There are no victims with the responsible regulation of cannabis – apart from criminal suppliers..

As a user of 40 years – and someone who dislikes alcohol – I beseech the Government to stop making me and millions of other "law abiding citizens" criminals because of our fondness for this drug..

Video’s in support of legalisation of cannabis and drugs.

The idea here is to give people easy access to some video's that are based in scientific fact and public opinion. Please view the video's in order to better acquaint yourself with the facts of the issue at hand:

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Why is this idea important?

The idea here is to give people easy access to some video's that are based in scientific fact and public opinion. Please view the video's in order to better acquaint yourself with the facts of the issue at hand:

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Repeal Imprisonment For Cultivation Of Cannabis

Currently the maximum prison term for cultivation of cannabis is 14 years. The maximum term fro Unregistered, illegal, gun ownership is 5 years.

Something is very wrong with our society.

Illegal guns kill people, growing cannabis doesn't. How on Earth is the law to  be taken seriously if it continues to employ such obviously unjust powers? How on Earth is it remotely justifiable to imprison someone guilty of a victimless crime for a greater term than those convicted of owning a weapon that has such terrible consequences for society?

Repeal the law that allows a prison term to be served by cannabis cultivation.

Why is this idea important?

Currently the maximum prison term for cultivation of cannabis is 14 years. The maximum term fro Unregistered, illegal, gun ownership is 5 years.

Something is very wrong with our society.

Illegal guns kill people, growing cannabis doesn't. How on Earth is the law to  be taken seriously if it continues to employ such obviously unjust powers? How on Earth is it remotely justifiable to imprison someone guilty of a victimless crime for a greater term than those convicted of owning a weapon that has such terrible consequences for society?

Repeal the law that allows a prison term to be served by cannabis cultivation.

Remove the needless prohibition on drugs.

Remove the prohibition on drugs, this would allow for the government to quality control as well as make sure it doesn’t become easily available to children.

 

I don't know exactly how much it costs to search and penalise drug users and dealers, the figures I found estimate it to be around £500million per year.

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/03/fresh-thinking-on-the-war-on-drugs/

 

The people arrested would then need to be imprisoned, this can add to the annual cost of the prison services as well as contribute towards prisons becoming overcrowded. Fewer prisons would need to be made, this saving further money for the country and more space available for homes/buildings.

 

Like alcohol it would need to be regulated and only licenced premises would be entitled to sell the product, depending on the drug to how much can be sold to an individual during a time period. Like alcohol, if the supplier feels that the person has bought too much for his own health then they would politely refuse the sale. Also like paracetamol, there can be restrictions on the amount purchased in one sale.

 

The prohibition helps to artificially inflate the price of the product; this can help fund illegal activities due to the profit that comes with products being sold in the 'black market'.

Without the prohibition the price of the product could be reduced, the reduction of the price would result in lower profits for the 'black market traders', thus removing a lot of traders who use it purely for a 'cash crop'.

 

As previously mentioned, the quality control can be implemented so that drugs would be less dangerous due to harmful substances included to pack out the weight.

Due to it being sold via legal regulated methods, the sales person should check to make sure it does not get into the hands of minors who are going through physiological maturity.

 

This would also fit into the scheme of more freedom for the individual who can purchase the product legally to consume; it should be only 'adults' who can purchase it and adults should be allowed the freedom to choose what they like to do to their own bodies.

 

If it was also legalised there can be tax added onto the product, this can equate to a very large figure annually.

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-high-tech-success-against-soft-drugs

The site makes reference to 'soft drugs' being sold in Holland making an annual profit of 2 billion euros; this can be increased in the UK by including a larger scale of drugs, including 'hard drugs'.

 

We would need expert advice on how to distribute the products so it is easily available but not in open view of minors who can be easily persuaded by peer pressure.

 

The production of these products would also need to be regulated like current pharmasies regulate current legal drugs, which would include health warnings and guidelines of usage. Also the health and safty of the work place (place of production) would also ensure the safty of equipment used, reducing further risk to people not involved.

 

Due to a possable increase in health cost, part of the the profit from these products can go towards the medical care. This can also include help and advise on how to give up the addiction, like smokers can get help from there local GP.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the prohibition on drugs, this would allow for the government to quality control as well as make sure it doesn’t become easily available to children.

 

I don't know exactly how much it costs to search and penalise drug users and dealers, the figures I found estimate it to be around £500million per year.

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/09/03/fresh-thinking-on-the-war-on-drugs/

 

The people arrested would then need to be imprisoned, this can add to the annual cost of the prison services as well as contribute towards prisons becoming overcrowded. Fewer prisons would need to be made, this saving further money for the country and more space available for homes/buildings.

 

Like alcohol it would need to be regulated and only licenced premises would be entitled to sell the product, depending on the drug to how much can be sold to an individual during a time period. Like alcohol, if the supplier feels that the person has bought too much for his own health then they would politely refuse the sale. Also like paracetamol, there can be restrictions on the amount purchased in one sale.

 

The prohibition helps to artificially inflate the price of the product; this can help fund illegal activities due to the profit that comes with products being sold in the 'black market'.

Without the prohibition the price of the product could be reduced, the reduction of the price would result in lower profits for the 'black market traders', thus removing a lot of traders who use it purely for a 'cash crop'.

 

As previously mentioned, the quality control can be implemented so that drugs would be less dangerous due to harmful substances included to pack out the weight.

Due to it being sold via legal regulated methods, the sales person should check to make sure it does not get into the hands of minors who are going through physiological maturity.

 

This would also fit into the scheme of more freedom for the individual who can purchase the product legally to consume; it should be only 'adults' who can purchase it and adults should be allowed the freedom to choose what they like to do to their own bodies.

 

If it was also legalised there can be tax added onto the product, this can equate to a very large figure annually.

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-high-tech-success-against-soft-drugs

The site makes reference to 'soft drugs' being sold in Holland making an annual profit of 2 billion euros; this can be increased in the UK by including a larger scale of drugs, including 'hard drugs'.

 

We would need expert advice on how to distribute the products so it is easily available but not in open view of minors who can be easily persuaded by peer pressure.

 

The production of these products would also need to be regulated like current pharmasies regulate current legal drugs, which would include health warnings and guidelines of usage. Also the health and safty of the work place (place of production) would also ensure the safty of equipment used, reducing further risk to people not involved.

 

Due to a possable increase in health cost, part of the the profit from these products can go towards the medical care. This can also include help and advise on how to give up the addiction, like smokers can get help from there local GP.

Coffeeshop

I work for a bank in The City and I hate it. Its boring and completely pointless. I want to leave my job in the financial sector and open a little Coffeeshop.

They'll be a small gallery for modern art, perhaps a little venue for live music, excellent cakes and snacks and, of course, the finest hash & green!

Help me out by lobbying for decriminalisation of Cannabis. Make it OK to have nice Coffeeshops to serve nice products with responsibility!

I was thinking the North Laines area of Brighton might be a nice location 🙂

Why is this idea important?

I work for a bank in The City and I hate it. Its boring and completely pointless. I want to leave my job in the financial sector and open a little Coffeeshop.

They'll be a small gallery for modern art, perhaps a little venue for live music, excellent cakes and snacks and, of course, the finest hash & green!

Help me out by lobbying for decriminalisation of Cannabis. Make it OK to have nice Coffeeshops to serve nice products with responsibility!

I was thinking the North Laines area of Brighton might be a nice location 🙂

Rules for regulation of Cannabis Cultivation for personal use by adults in private

It would be impractical and arbitrary to specify a number of plants that it would be legal to grow for personal use. It would be difficult to distinguish between mature plants and seedlings or cuttings by simple numerical count. I propose that instead limits be placed on the size of area utilised in any cultivation set up and, if using artificial lights, the number and power employed.

An individual may not cultivate cannabis at more than one postal address and that address must be their main residence, the address at which they are registered on the electoral role, and they may only cultivate at that address whilst the electoral role is in force. They would be required to have a valid registration on the electoral role for the address at which they are cultivating.

No other limitation on the method of production should be imposed.

No limitation on the number of crops produced in a year should be imposed.

No limitation should be imposed on the amount of material between being harvested and becoming ready for consumption that an individual would be allowed to store save that it be for personal use only in private by adults, be stored at the same postal address at which it is cultivated  and that it not be sold or supplied to others by any commercial transaction so that the individual cultivator cannot make any personal gain.

The Government shall not be permitted to impose any charge, tax or licence on an individual cultivating cannabis for personal use in private by adults or levy any tax or charge on the cannabis they produce.

Any equipment used for cultivation shall not carry any additional charge or tax other than the current level of VAT at the point of sale.

There may be some debate as to what restrictions in terms of size of area used for cultivation and the number of artificial lights that should be permitted under this proposal.

I would suggest as a starting point for discussion that an area of no more than three square meters in total and two lamps of 400W or one of 1000W would be reasonable. 

Others may have different views.

It would be possible that within the maximum limit  of square meters this could be sub divided and spread over different locations within the single permitted postal address so that a grower could maintain an area for seedlings and cuttings as well as an area for maturing plants in the flowering stage.

Why is this idea important?

It would be impractical and arbitrary to specify a number of plants that it would be legal to grow for personal use. It would be difficult to distinguish between mature plants and seedlings or cuttings by simple numerical count. I propose that instead limits be placed on the size of area utilised in any cultivation set up and, if using artificial lights, the number and power employed.

An individual may not cultivate cannabis at more than one postal address and that address must be their main residence, the address at which they are registered on the electoral role, and they may only cultivate at that address whilst the electoral role is in force. They would be required to have a valid registration on the electoral role for the address at which they are cultivating.

No other limitation on the method of production should be imposed.

No limitation on the number of crops produced in a year should be imposed.

No limitation should be imposed on the amount of material between being harvested and becoming ready for consumption that an individual would be allowed to store save that it be for personal use only in private by adults, be stored at the same postal address at which it is cultivated  and that it not be sold or supplied to others by any commercial transaction so that the individual cultivator cannot make any personal gain.

The Government shall not be permitted to impose any charge, tax or licence on an individual cultivating cannabis for personal use in private by adults or levy any tax or charge on the cannabis they produce.

Any equipment used for cultivation shall not carry any additional charge or tax other than the current level of VAT at the point of sale.

There may be some debate as to what restrictions in terms of size of area used for cultivation and the number of artificial lights that should be permitted under this proposal.

I would suggest as a starting point for discussion that an area of no more than three square meters in total and two lamps of 400W or one of 1000W would be reasonable. 

Others may have different views.

It would be possible that within the maximum limit  of square meters this could be sub divided and spread over different locations within the single permitted postal address so that a grower could maintain an area for seedlings and cuttings as well as an area for maturing plants in the flowering stage.

Drugs Rationality With Regard To Cannabis

For too long the government's stance on drug regulation has been irrational, taking a misguided backward looking moral stance rather than understanding the scientific medical evidence. Prohibition has failed in the UK with regard to drugs as it did wit regard to alcohol in the 1930's USA. The War on Drugs is a sick joke and none of the foot soldiers involved i.e. the police, believed it can be won. Indeed with regard to cannabis this fight has been abandoned by the police.

I do not take illegal drugs, but it is plainly obvious to me that it would be preferable if those who wish to take soft drugs, in particular cannabis, should be able to obtain it through regulated licensed suppliers, where tax can be paid and the trade taken away from criminals. Concerning cannabis, when the governments own medical experts feel that this drug is less harmful than the legally allowed drug of alcohol there is something wrong with the law and the governments stance is simply aiding and abetting criminality.

By taking a liberal stance on the non harmful drugs the police will be able to concentrate on the fight against class A drugs.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

For too long the government's stance on drug regulation has been irrational, taking a misguided backward looking moral stance rather than understanding the scientific medical evidence. Prohibition has failed in the UK with regard to drugs as it did wit regard to alcohol in the 1930's USA. The War on Drugs is a sick joke and none of the foot soldiers involved i.e. the police, believed it can be won. Indeed with regard to cannabis this fight has been abandoned by the police.

I do not take illegal drugs, but it is plainly obvious to me that it would be preferable if those who wish to take soft drugs, in particular cannabis, should be able to obtain it through regulated licensed suppliers, where tax can be paid and the trade taken away from criminals. Concerning cannabis, when the governments own medical experts feel that this drug is less harmful than the legally allowed drug of alcohol there is something wrong with the law and the governments stance is simply aiding and abetting criminality.

By taking a liberal stance on the non harmful drugs the police will be able to concentrate on the fight against class A drugs.

 

 

Legalisation of drugs

It is a fairly substantiated scientific claim that legalising drugs would be beneficial to the country for several reasons:

1) It takes the illegal trade in drugs out of the hands of criminal gangs and into the government

2) The govt makes plenty of money through the sale of tobacco and alcohol, both of which kill far more each year than all illegal drugs combined, why not make a bit of money from legalising the rest

3) Although some are extremely dangerous such as heroin and crack, most illegal drugs are much safer than alcohol. Cannabis is 'healthier' than tobacco and hallucinogenics are almost all completely harmless. Drugs are made illegal not on the basis of scientific fact as they should be, but on political bias.

4) Evidence of the political bias is on blatent show in the farce that was the banning of mephadrone and the resignation of professor Nutt along with various other members of the ACMD

5)Legalising the drugs that people take makes it far easier for them to seek and obtain medical help. It is far easier for someone to get help overcoming addiction if the drug they are addicted to is not illegal to obtain or possess.

6) Portugal is a case study where the possession of most drugs has been legalised and it has witnessed a decline in the number of deaths each year from drugs

I all this not as someone who takes drugs nor wants to in the future and in a perfect world there would be no drugs nor a market for them. However this is not a perfect world and so the correct methods must be used to solve the problem, not subpar methods used because the public perceives them as right. Education, not criminalisation, is way to achieve this and education can only come after decriminalisation of drugs.

Why is this idea important?

It is a fairly substantiated scientific claim that legalising drugs would be beneficial to the country for several reasons:

1) It takes the illegal trade in drugs out of the hands of criminal gangs and into the government

2) The govt makes plenty of money through the sale of tobacco and alcohol, both of which kill far more each year than all illegal drugs combined, why not make a bit of money from legalising the rest

3) Although some are extremely dangerous such as heroin and crack, most illegal drugs are much safer than alcohol. Cannabis is 'healthier' than tobacco and hallucinogenics are almost all completely harmless. Drugs are made illegal not on the basis of scientific fact as they should be, but on political bias.

4) Evidence of the political bias is on blatent show in the farce that was the banning of mephadrone and the resignation of professor Nutt along with various other members of the ACMD

5)Legalising the drugs that people take makes it far easier for them to seek and obtain medical help. It is far easier for someone to get help overcoming addiction if the drug they are addicted to is not illegal to obtain or possess.

6) Portugal is a case study where the possession of most drugs has been legalised and it has witnessed a decline in the number of deaths each year from drugs

I all this not as someone who takes drugs nor wants to in the future and in a perfect world there would be no drugs nor a market for them. However this is not a perfect world and so the correct methods must be used to solve the problem, not subpar methods used because the public perceives them as right. Education, not criminalisation, is way to achieve this and education can only come after decriminalisation of drugs.

Should we legalise low-level drugs such as cannabis?

We all know that drugs, unless pharmaceutical, are usually bad for us. But you still drink, some of you still smoke. This is where drug dealers come in. They often sell cannabis for high prices compared to its actual value.

This high price often causes addicts to commit robberies or muggings to raise the money for their next 'hit'. The high value also increases the likelihood of violence between gangs and dealers.

But, let's just say, what if the market were to disappear. Supply and demand, the basis of Capitalism, states that without a market, the value plummets, even faster than BP's shares. Without the changing of hands of large quantities of money, gangs would be far less likely to flair up into violence, as they would have no high-value assets to protect.

The way to remove the market from back-alley dealers is to legalise Cannabis. I have never smoked any substance in my life, but I do strongly believe in this method. If, like in Amsterdam, Cannabis were to be sold in heavily regulated establishments, with relatively high taxes on it to fund extra healthcare, but not as high a price as the illegal sellers, the addicts would be confined into regulated spaces and would, if they were to become violent, only harm each other.

Granted, the Western World's problem with drugs will never disappear, but if we were to confine and regulate the problem, surely that is better than what we have now.

Also, yes, Cannabis has been proven to, in some cases, lead to Neural disorders such as Psychosis and Schizophrenia, but luckily this is rare and containable.

Take Alcohol for example, the use of which causes far too many deaths and violent acts each year. Alcohol is legal, yet if you were to walk into any Hospital's A&E Department between 10pm and 4am on a Friday or Saturday, you would wonder how it is still legal. Alcohol costs the NHS millions, possibly billions, each year, far more than most other drugs put together.

Also, taking violence into account, if you are at a concert or sports event, and a man starts to become violent and aggressive, is he drunk or has he been smoking Cannabis?

On top of this, I, along with many others, would agree that users of Cannabis should not be allowed to waste NHS funds and so treatment for drug-related problems should be allowed to be denied by the Doctor asked to perform the aforementioned treatment.

In short, the legalisation, but heavy taxing, of Cannabis could be a good thing for our country as a whole, as Cannabis tends to make people relaxed.

Why is this idea important?

We all know that drugs, unless pharmaceutical, are usually bad for us. But you still drink, some of you still smoke. This is where drug dealers come in. They often sell cannabis for high prices compared to its actual value.

This high price often causes addicts to commit robberies or muggings to raise the money for their next 'hit'. The high value also increases the likelihood of violence between gangs and dealers.

But, let's just say, what if the market were to disappear. Supply and demand, the basis of Capitalism, states that without a market, the value plummets, even faster than BP's shares. Without the changing of hands of large quantities of money, gangs would be far less likely to flair up into violence, as they would have no high-value assets to protect.

The way to remove the market from back-alley dealers is to legalise Cannabis. I have never smoked any substance in my life, but I do strongly believe in this method. If, like in Amsterdam, Cannabis were to be sold in heavily regulated establishments, with relatively high taxes on it to fund extra healthcare, but not as high a price as the illegal sellers, the addicts would be confined into regulated spaces and would, if they were to become violent, only harm each other.

Granted, the Western World's problem with drugs will never disappear, but if we were to confine and regulate the problem, surely that is better than what we have now.

Also, yes, Cannabis has been proven to, in some cases, lead to Neural disorders such as Psychosis and Schizophrenia, but luckily this is rare and containable.

Take Alcohol for example, the use of which causes far too many deaths and violent acts each year. Alcohol is legal, yet if you were to walk into any Hospital's A&E Department between 10pm and 4am on a Friday or Saturday, you would wonder how it is still legal. Alcohol costs the NHS millions, possibly billions, each year, far more than most other drugs put together.

Also, taking violence into account, if you are at a concert or sports event, and a man starts to become violent and aggressive, is he drunk or has he been smoking Cannabis?

On top of this, I, along with many others, would agree that users of Cannabis should not be allowed to waste NHS funds and so treatment for drug-related problems should be allowed to be denied by the Doctor asked to perform the aforementioned treatment.

In short, the legalisation, but heavy taxing, of Cannabis could be a good thing for our country as a whole, as Cannabis tends to make people relaxed.

Motion Pertaining To The Legalisation Of Cannabis.

It is no secret that the decades old process of prohibition has failed completely to limit the distribution and use of cannabis throughout the UK. The only people to have ever benefited from the policy of prohibition has been and continues to be the black market criminal. Instead of taking advantage of the massive revenue of the entire cannabis trade, the UK prefers to hand this golden egg to criminals. Thus such revenue streams disappear, never to benefit British society while simultaneously, we feed the black market in a never ending viscous circle.

As the law stands on narcotic legislation, a drug is to be criminalised if it poses a direct risk to society and the individual. Taking this into account, cannabis cannot possibly constitute an equal risk to society or the individual as that of alcohol. Alcohol kills more people in the UK than any other illegal drug put together. It places an immeasurable stress on the NHS, results in open violence in our streets and homes, is the cause of much misery and crime and addicts the user relatively easily. Yet it is legal, despite the law. As Cannabis does none of the above, in fact it promotes a more harmonious way of life, why is the government telling society that the only choice for rest and relaxation is a drug more dangerous than the alternative? Why are we forced into drinking as the only legal means of getting high? As an adult, one should be able to have a choice in what they wish to indulge in, in terms of rest and relaxation substances. It is simply unethical and unjust to state that alcohol is a more acceptable drug than cannabis.

Our prisons are over crowded forcing the government to lessen the deterrent effect of prison in general and allowing some violent offenders to serve less time or not go in to prison at all. The effect of legalisation in terms of lessening the prison population would be significant. Indeed, current prisoners incarcerated for cultivation or possession could be viewed as "prisoners of conscience" as their crime hurts nobody and therefore is a victimless crime. The police would also benefit by being able to divert their resources to serious crime instead. It is no secret that the arrest of a cannabis user is an easy way to artificially raise crime statistics in the UK. It is morally and ethically wrong to criminalise a person for choosing to relax by using cannabis. Other than this one grey area, the user is statistically a perfectly law abiding, tax paying and upstanding citizen. It is unjust in the extreme to criminalise the adult individual and force them in to the shadows of a society that they fully contribute to and do no harm to what so ever. Such a move as legalisation would reflect favourably on our society by emancipating millions of people to live life in the open as legitimate citizens, beneficial to society.

The medical use of cannabis is well documented and successfully launched in several states in the USA as well as in other European countries. Cannabis has substantial medical qualities and eases the life of millions for a multitude of different illnesses. Why is it that the government insists that our society base itself solely on pharmaceutical drugs when they cause such terrible side effects? There is, as millions will concur, a far safer, 100% natural and more enjoyable alternative. Cannabis is cheaper to produce and more effective at easing the ailments of the sick user. Now, we all know that smoking is bad for you, yet there is still no argument that therefore, cannabis is bad for you as it can be consumed orally or by means of a vaporizer with no medical consequences. Again, it is unjust, unsympathetic, unethical and immoral to deprive the sick of a drug that is proven to be of such medicinal value. As for the argument of cannabis and schizophrenia, well that is simply nonsense. Scientific research has proven a 2% risk of permanent mental dis-function in regular users. Therefore, such risks are insignificant when balanced against the risks associated with alcohol. Are we really such a society that would prefer to criminalise the sick instead of help them by any means possible? I refuse to think so and live in hope that our collective humanity and decency will eventually make it’s way to the parliamentary table.

Taking our current economic crisis into account, has the time not finally arrived when necessity dictates that cannabis is legalised and regulated through proper medical channels and taxed? Britain could help to solve her debt crisis almost over night; massively increased tax revenue, an explosion of new small to medium businesses, increased tourism, decreased prison population, freed up police force, the advancement of British medical science and an increase of GDP within the UK Hemp industry. Currently 100% of all this cash goes straight into the hands of the black market, benefiting nobody but the criminal and that is, frankly, a senseless waist of revenue. There are currently 6 million adult cannabis user’s in the UK and 11 million casual adult users. Being government statistics, one can assume a much higher real usage throughout Britain. To deny the country such a massive instant revenue windfall in a time of such austerity is madness. The maths is not difficult, legalisation makes rational sense. Is it not time for the UK to collectively wake up to the reality of the situation and consider another far more reasonable, rational and ethical approach to managing the issue of social drug use?

We could liberate millions while simultaneously improving our economy and society. Instead of being seen as an evil psychotic menace perhaps cannabis will one day be seen as our saving grace. At the same time society will see that adults are able to self regulate and children will lose interest due to the lifting of the magnetic effect of a teenager and an illegal substance mixed with greater regulation and a reduction in the black market. Britain would follow Holland in years to come whereby they would have among the lowest population of drug abusers in the world.

I hope that I have been able to convince you of the merits of cannabis legalisation. In my opinion, it is a simple, rational and logical argument for the social equality of millions of our citizens. It is the just and correct thing to do in a modern and apparently open society.

Why is this idea important?

It is no secret that the decades old process of prohibition has failed completely to limit the distribution and use of cannabis throughout the UK. The only people to have ever benefited from the policy of prohibition has been and continues to be the black market criminal. Instead of taking advantage of the massive revenue of the entire cannabis trade, the UK prefers to hand this golden egg to criminals. Thus such revenue streams disappear, never to benefit British society while simultaneously, we feed the black market in a never ending viscous circle.

As the law stands on narcotic legislation, a drug is to be criminalised if it poses a direct risk to society and the individual. Taking this into account, cannabis cannot possibly constitute an equal risk to society or the individual as that of alcohol. Alcohol kills more people in the UK than any other illegal drug put together. It places an immeasurable stress on the NHS, results in open violence in our streets and homes, is the cause of much misery and crime and addicts the user relatively easily. Yet it is legal, despite the law. As Cannabis does none of the above, in fact it promotes a more harmonious way of life, why is the government telling society that the only choice for rest and relaxation is a drug more dangerous than the alternative? Why are we forced into drinking as the only legal means of getting high? As an adult, one should be able to have a choice in what they wish to indulge in, in terms of rest and relaxation substances. It is simply unethical and unjust to state that alcohol is a more acceptable drug than cannabis.

Our prisons are over crowded forcing the government to lessen the deterrent effect of prison in general and allowing some violent offenders to serve less time or not go in to prison at all. The effect of legalisation in terms of lessening the prison population would be significant. Indeed, current prisoners incarcerated for cultivation or possession could be viewed as "prisoners of conscience" as their crime hurts nobody and therefore is a victimless crime. The police would also benefit by being able to divert their resources to serious crime instead. It is no secret that the arrest of a cannabis user is an easy way to artificially raise crime statistics in the UK. It is morally and ethically wrong to criminalise a person for choosing to relax by using cannabis. Other than this one grey area, the user is statistically a perfectly law abiding, tax paying and upstanding citizen. It is unjust in the extreme to criminalise the adult individual and force them in to the shadows of a society that they fully contribute to and do no harm to what so ever. Such a move as legalisation would reflect favourably on our society by emancipating millions of people to live life in the open as legitimate citizens, beneficial to society.

The medical use of cannabis is well documented and successfully launched in several states in the USA as well as in other European countries. Cannabis has substantial medical qualities and eases the life of millions for a multitude of different illnesses. Why is it that the government insists that our society base itself solely on pharmaceutical drugs when they cause such terrible side effects? There is, as millions will concur, a far safer, 100% natural and more enjoyable alternative. Cannabis is cheaper to produce and more effective at easing the ailments of the sick user. Now, we all know that smoking is bad for you, yet there is still no argument that therefore, cannabis is bad for you as it can be consumed orally or by means of a vaporizer with no medical consequences. Again, it is unjust, unsympathetic, unethical and immoral to deprive the sick of a drug that is proven to be of such medicinal value. As for the argument of cannabis and schizophrenia, well that is simply nonsense. Scientific research has proven a 2% risk of permanent mental dis-function in regular users. Therefore, such risks are insignificant when balanced against the risks associated with alcohol. Are we really such a society that would prefer to criminalise the sick instead of help them by any means possible? I refuse to think so and live in hope that our collective humanity and decency will eventually make it’s way to the parliamentary table.

Taking our current economic crisis into account, has the time not finally arrived when necessity dictates that cannabis is legalised and regulated through proper medical channels and taxed? Britain could help to solve her debt crisis almost over night; massively increased tax revenue, an explosion of new small to medium businesses, increased tourism, decreased prison population, freed up police force, the advancement of British medical science and an increase of GDP within the UK Hemp industry. Currently 100% of all this cash goes straight into the hands of the black market, benefiting nobody but the criminal and that is, frankly, a senseless waist of revenue. There are currently 6 million adult cannabis user’s in the UK and 11 million casual adult users. Being government statistics, one can assume a much higher real usage throughout Britain. To deny the country such a massive instant revenue windfall in a time of such austerity is madness. The maths is not difficult, legalisation makes rational sense. Is it not time for the UK to collectively wake up to the reality of the situation and consider another far more reasonable, rational and ethical approach to managing the issue of social drug use?

We could liberate millions while simultaneously improving our economy and society. Instead of being seen as an evil psychotic menace perhaps cannabis will one day be seen as our saving grace. At the same time society will see that adults are able to self regulate and children will lose interest due to the lifting of the magnetic effect of a teenager and an illegal substance mixed with greater regulation and a reduction in the black market. Britain would follow Holland in years to come whereby they would have among the lowest population of drug abusers in the world.

I hope that I have been able to convince you of the merits of cannabis legalisation. In my opinion, it is a simple, rational and logical argument for the social equality of millions of our citizens. It is the just and correct thing to do in a modern and apparently open society.

Penalise commercial cannabis and tolerate personal use

As a result of prohibition, cannabis is being utilized by a number of dangerous gangs as an easy source of income. Often used by Asian gangs (with links to human trafficking, prostitution, money-laundering and counterfeit goods), houses are completely stripped and used to cultivate bad quality cannabis, which is often sprayed with dangerous weight adding adulterants, whilst putting money into the pockets of dangerous criminals. Full legalisation of cannabis is not permitted by European law and therefore is not an option. However, prisons, personal lives and the economy could be greatly enhanced by tolerating the cultivation of a small number of plants (e.g. no more than 3 female plants, similar to the law in Spain), and decriminalising possession of no more than 1 ounce of cannabis. Meanwhile, commercial, large scale grow operations should be treated as a serious offence to drive these dangerous gangs out of the UK, and stop their bad quality and often dangerous products appearing on the market.

'Grit-weed' is the colloquial term for cannabis that has been adulterated by weight adding substances that can range from glass shards, to invisible, oil like substances that pour out disgusting, thick black smoke when lit. This is a result of greedy drug dealers and gangs who are only interested in profit with no concern for consumer health, and yet for some people, the only option is to be exposed to this type of cannabis because they fear the repercussions of growing a few plants for personal use. By removing the legal risk involved in growing a few personal plants, not only will people have access to a clean product, but it will also take a large amount of money from the pockets of greedy criminals.

Why is this idea important?

As a result of prohibition, cannabis is being utilized by a number of dangerous gangs as an easy source of income. Often used by Asian gangs (with links to human trafficking, prostitution, money-laundering and counterfeit goods), houses are completely stripped and used to cultivate bad quality cannabis, which is often sprayed with dangerous weight adding adulterants, whilst putting money into the pockets of dangerous criminals. Full legalisation of cannabis is not permitted by European law and therefore is not an option. However, prisons, personal lives and the economy could be greatly enhanced by tolerating the cultivation of a small number of plants (e.g. no more than 3 female plants, similar to the law in Spain), and decriminalising possession of no more than 1 ounce of cannabis. Meanwhile, commercial, large scale grow operations should be treated as a serious offence to drive these dangerous gangs out of the UK, and stop their bad quality and often dangerous products appearing on the market.

'Grit-weed' is the colloquial term for cannabis that has been adulterated by weight adding substances that can range from glass shards, to invisible, oil like substances that pour out disgusting, thick black smoke when lit. This is a result of greedy drug dealers and gangs who are only interested in profit with no concern for consumer health, and yet for some people, the only option is to be exposed to this type of cannabis because they fear the repercussions of growing a few plants for personal use. By removing the legal risk involved in growing a few personal plants, not only will people have access to a clean product, but it will also take a large amount of money from the pockets of greedy criminals.

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous… ” – Dr. Carl Sagan

My idea is simple: Legalise, tax and regulate Cannabis.

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Cannabis should be available to everyone aged 18+

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Commercially:-

Cannabis should be sold in a licensed premises along the lines of a tobacconists, supplied by a licensed commercial grower and all products quality controlled before being supplied to the store. All sales could be taxed – a much needed source of income in these bad economical times.

Cannabis must be used in a private place such as a home, or a public place similar to the Coffee Shops of Amsterdam. 

It would be an offence to consume Cannabis in an un-appointed public area.

It would be a criminal offence to sell Cannabis, or buy Cannabis for, anybody under the age of 18, much like the Alcohol laws.

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Personally:-

Growing for personal use would not need a licence. There would be a pre-determined maximum number of plants per person aged 18+ per household. Any Cannabis grown for personal use may be freely used with friends, family or anybody aged 18+.

It would be a criminal offence to sell off any Cannabis grown for personal use.

It would be a criminal offence to supply anybody under the age of 18 with any Cannabis.

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Medically:-

A doctor would be able to prescribe Cannabis to anybody they believe it would benefit, with no age limit.

Strains of Cannabis bred to be medically potent will be available in all Chemists on prescription. For patients who prefer not to smoke Cannabis, vapourisers and Cannabis Recipe books would be available at a low price at the Chemists to provide alternative methods of consumption.

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Industrial Cannabis:-

Cannabis has many industrial uses: It's oils can be used as biofuel, it's fibre – the strongest natural fibre known to man – is a renewable source of paper, it's seeds can be used for food. Make use of Cannabis's many varying properties!

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Why is this idea important?

My idea is simple: Legalise, tax and regulate Cannabis.

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Cannabis should be available to everyone aged 18+

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Commercially:-

Cannabis should be sold in a licensed premises along the lines of a tobacconists, supplied by a licensed commercial grower and all products quality controlled before being supplied to the store. All sales could be taxed – a much needed source of income in these bad economical times.

Cannabis must be used in a private place such as a home, or a public place similar to the Coffee Shops of Amsterdam. 

It would be an offence to consume Cannabis in an un-appointed public area.

It would be a criminal offence to sell Cannabis, or buy Cannabis for, anybody under the age of 18, much like the Alcohol laws.

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Personally:-

Growing for personal use would not need a licence. There would be a pre-determined maximum number of plants per person aged 18+ per household. Any Cannabis grown for personal use may be freely used with friends, family or anybody aged 18+.

It would be a criminal offence to sell off any Cannabis grown for personal use.

It would be a criminal offence to supply anybody under the age of 18 with any Cannabis.

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Medically:-

A doctor would be able to prescribe Cannabis to anybody they believe it would benefit, with no age limit.

Strains of Cannabis bred to be medically potent will be available in all Chemists on prescription. For patients who prefer not to smoke Cannabis, vapourisers and Cannabis Recipe books would be available at a low price at the Chemists to provide alternative methods of consumption.

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Industrial Cannabis:-

Cannabis has many industrial uses: It's oils can be used as biofuel, it's fibre – the strongest natural fibre known to man – is a renewable source of paper, it's seeds can be used for food. Make use of Cannabis's many varying properties!

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Legalise Cannabis cultivation for Medical/Personal use & introduce a growing Lisence, similar to a fishing lisence

I will keep my idea simple, as all the other messages/ideas, have pointed out the obvious points to semi-legalising the natural drug that is "cannabis" :

 

1.WHY SHOULD THE UK GOVERNMENT REVOLT THE LAW & ALLOW US TO GROW CANNABIS AT HOME

 

The FACT is thousands of people in the UK are already growing Cannabis for their own use, some for personal use/pleasure, others for medical help / health benefits. The Hydroponic & Seed company's are popping up all over the place at the moment, and this is helping with our economy. The problem is, and really think about this…. IT IS ILLEGAL in the UK TO GROW A SEED! , yes a seed, that mother nature put on this earth for us all to enjoy the fruits.  This its self is so WRONG!. but i have not come on here to grumble and moan, so i will get to my idea!…

2.  MY SUGGESTION TO OUR GOVERNMENT

What i suggest, is we relax the law on cultivation of cannabis, and allow a person, to rightly grow up to a certain amount of plants say(4 to 8) for our own use. To regulate this, and generate some income to the government at the same time, I suggest we incorporate a Liscence sceme, where if you wanted to grow cannabis in your own home, you would have to purchase, this liscence or apply for this  licence as you would a firearm.

This could then be regulated with spot visits, by the police or an agency that is put into place, similar / on the same lines as the environment agency and fishing liscening scheme. to ensure people are not growing over the limit(s).

 

3. WHY THIS WOULD WORK?

I Believe this would work, as the government could regulate, the people that are growing cannabis, just as they do with people that own firearms. 

Most people who are growing at the moment, are otherwise law-abiding citizens, and enjoy the pleasures of growing a plant from seed, just as you would growing tomatoes or chilli's, and enjoying the health benefits / calming / pleasure from thier hard work :-). The problem at the moment is this is illegal, and they could face upto 14 years in Prison! yes sad but true, prison for growing a seed?.

I should state at this point, I know way condone organised criminals growing 100's / 1000's of plants for financial gain, The laws should stick, or be upped greatly for criminals involved in the commercial cultivation of cannabis. This brings me to my next pointer:

 

3. IF THE UK GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING?

I strongly believe that cannabis smoking is on the rise, this means, that thier is a huge demand for the drug, which in turn is increasing the organised criminals to produce more of the drug, and sell it on our streets for extortionate prices. Often cut with dangerous particles like glass, to make it weigh more, increasing the criminals UN TAXED profits.  This will only get worse! unless the government step in, with a system to allow users to produce or buy  thier own supply, or have designated outlets to buy it, like in other countries i.e Holland. I wont go into this, as its already been more than cover's in other topics.

 

5.CONCLUSION

 

I think the PRO's far way the cons of legalising cannabis under a liscenced scheme for personal / medical growers. This would free up resources, police and courts,  and generate some income to the government to help with our national deficit / debt. Slow down the criminals / drug dealers dramaticly, as the smoker could grow his own, without having to come in contact with the dealers / organised thugs!. saftley in thier own home/greenhouse. We should be looking forward and ahead, not back and behind, lets be honest here, cannabis has NEVER EVER! killed anybody… and i think its MEDICAL uses need to be looked into very very carefully, this is an amazing plant that mother nature has given us.

ABOUT ME

My personal story is i use cannabis for my health with anxiety / panic attacks / depression, and started using the drug after a breakdown, it has helped me a lot, more than any anti-depressents could ever do! to the fact that i no longer suffer like i did for years. and I am now back in work, and leading a normal life, I only smoke once a week believe it or not 🙂 thats all i need to make me feel able to face the week ahead with a smile. 

I am not highly educated, so i appoligise now for my poor wording, and awful spelling lol…

 

Thanks for taking the time reading this, 

if you have anything to add please do

 

 

Why is this idea important?

I will keep my idea simple, as all the other messages/ideas, have pointed out the obvious points to semi-legalising the natural drug that is "cannabis" :

 

1.WHY SHOULD THE UK GOVERNMENT REVOLT THE LAW & ALLOW US TO GROW CANNABIS AT HOME

 

The FACT is thousands of people in the UK are already growing Cannabis for their own use, some for personal use/pleasure, others for medical help / health benefits. The Hydroponic & Seed company's are popping up all over the place at the moment, and this is helping with our economy. The problem is, and really think about this…. IT IS ILLEGAL in the UK TO GROW A SEED! , yes a seed, that mother nature put on this earth for us all to enjoy the fruits.  This its self is so WRONG!. but i have not come on here to grumble and moan, so i will get to my idea!…

2.  MY SUGGESTION TO OUR GOVERNMENT

What i suggest, is we relax the law on cultivation of cannabis, and allow a person, to rightly grow up to a certain amount of plants say(4 to 8) for our own use. To regulate this, and generate some income to the government at the same time, I suggest we incorporate a Liscence sceme, where if you wanted to grow cannabis in your own home, you would have to purchase, this liscence or apply for this  licence as you would a firearm.

This could then be regulated with spot visits, by the police or an agency that is put into place, similar / on the same lines as the environment agency and fishing liscening scheme. to ensure people are not growing over the limit(s).

 

3. WHY THIS WOULD WORK?

I Believe this would work, as the government could regulate, the people that are growing cannabis, just as they do with people that own firearms. 

Most people who are growing at the moment, are otherwise law-abiding citizens, and enjoy the pleasures of growing a plant from seed, just as you would growing tomatoes or chilli's, and enjoying the health benefits / calming / pleasure from thier hard work :-). The problem at the moment is this is illegal, and they could face upto 14 years in Prison! yes sad but true, prison for growing a seed?.

I should state at this point, I know way condone organised criminals growing 100's / 1000's of plants for financial gain, The laws should stick, or be upped greatly for criminals involved in the commercial cultivation of cannabis. This brings me to my next pointer:

 

3. IF THE UK GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING?

I strongly believe that cannabis smoking is on the rise, this means, that thier is a huge demand for the drug, which in turn is increasing the organised criminals to produce more of the drug, and sell it on our streets for extortionate prices. Often cut with dangerous particles like glass, to make it weigh more, increasing the criminals UN TAXED profits.  This will only get worse! unless the government step in, with a system to allow users to produce or buy  thier own supply, or have designated outlets to buy it, like in other countries i.e Holland. I wont go into this, as its already been more than cover's in other topics.

 

5.CONCLUSION

 

I think the PRO's far way the cons of legalising cannabis under a liscenced scheme for personal / medical growers. This would free up resources, police and courts,  and generate some income to the government to help with our national deficit / debt. Slow down the criminals / drug dealers dramaticly, as the smoker could grow his own, without having to come in contact with the dealers / organised thugs!. saftley in thier own home/greenhouse. We should be looking forward and ahead, not back and behind, lets be honest here, cannabis has NEVER EVER! killed anybody… and i think its MEDICAL uses need to be looked into very very carefully, this is an amazing plant that mother nature has given us.

ABOUT ME

My personal story is i use cannabis for my health with anxiety / panic attacks / depression, and started using the drug after a breakdown, it has helped me a lot, more than any anti-depressents could ever do! to the fact that i no longer suffer like i did for years. and I am now back in work, and leading a normal life, I only smoke once a week believe it or not 🙂 thats all i need to make me feel able to face the week ahead with a smile. 

I am not highly educated, so i appoligise now for my poor wording, and awful spelling lol…

 

Thanks for taking the time reading this, 

if you have anything to add please do

 

 

Change laws on drugs

I believe that by legalising drugs would result as follows

1. Taking the control away from drug traffickers

2. Will have an reduce human trafficking because the financial rewards will be impacted ie drug trafficking to finances human trafficking – human trafficking finances drug trafficking

3. A potential source of tax

4. It will also ease the pressure on the nhs to treat patients with drug problems

5. One also control the quality and quantity of drugs

6. Control of price of drugs which cause also help to reduce certain elements of crime ie drug users who steal to finance  drug habits

But what also needs to go hand in hand with the change of law on drugs is a full and franks education on drugs for all .The public must know what are the effects of taking certains and it must explained in a factual manner and unbiased .

Why is this idea important?

I believe that by legalising drugs would result as follows

1. Taking the control away from drug traffickers

2. Will have an reduce human trafficking because the financial rewards will be impacted ie drug trafficking to finances human trafficking – human trafficking finances drug trafficking

3. A potential source of tax

4. It will also ease the pressure on the nhs to treat patients with drug problems

5. One also control the quality and quantity of drugs

6. Control of price of drugs which cause also help to reduce certain elements of crime ie drug users who steal to finance  drug habits

But what also needs to go hand in hand with the change of law on drugs is a full and franks education on drugs for all .The public must know what are the effects of taking certains and it must explained in a factual manner and unbiased .

Cannabis ‘gateway’ drug’ or the lesser evil?

 

Cannabis is blamed for being a 'gateway' drug – yet a 16 year old can smoke 50 cigarettes a day, an 18 year old can drink themselves onto the liver transplant list and everybody is unconsciously exposed to the advertisement of calorie filled, artery stuffing fast food.  The government taxes these killers and spends so much of the tax payer money 'helping' these people so why not tax and regulate a natural plant that helps with a variety of medical concerns and does not have the same short or long term implications as tabacco, alcohol or fatty foods?

Why – because people are either scared of change, ignorant to the benefits of decriminalising cannabis*, which has been talked down for generations by the government, or; because people have been too scared to stand up for what they believe in, due to the fact they could be fired from their jobs and imprisoned.  

If women did not fight for their political rights, if African American's did not fight for their liberty, if homosexuals did not fight for equality then the world would be a very different place today, so why, like these previously discriminated groups, do cannabis smokers and campaigners have to live their lives listening in fear to every noise outside their door and why are more people not willing to voice their concerns?

To me this sounds like living a life in fear – all because somebody deemed the plant as a dangerous 'drug' nearly a hundred years ago by the Dangerous Drugs Act which was anyway based on the principles of banning Indian Hemp. 

Is Britain a democracy?  Apparently so.

In a democracy who is meant to approve and disapprove laws?  The people.

So who makes the decisions in Britian today?  Well, after (Government Drug Adviser) Dr. Nutt was fired for speaking his academically proclaimed mind, I would say the answer is definitely not the people.

Change/revolution/progression are all daunting words but how in the modern developed world do smokers continue to lose the battle of a humans individual right to legalise cannabis when there are so many supporters? 

Is it fair to brand a smoker caught with a 'joint' under the same '1972 Misuse of Drugs Act' that goes to a heroin dealer who has caused deaths?

How can a 16 years old walk down the street smoking a cigarette and be pregnant when a 68 year old cancer suffer must hide in their homes, like Anne bloody Frank?

Remove the link between criminalised gangs and cannabis, get these people out of selling drugs and use their expertise in management and cultivation to give them the chance to reform as citizens.  Stop cannabis being this supposed 'pathway' drug and regulate it like other luxuries.  And most importantly STOP spending milions of pounds on prosecuting individuals because they like to smoke a plant.


*Helping with illness; the depressed, over weight, under weight, pain relief.  Creating a new industry to fight the deficit.  Reduce the amount spent on prosecuting 'criminals' – with Legal Aid savings, more prison places, the time relocation to real police work.  Have less chemical precriptions perscribed which long term should reduce depression and addiction to prescibed drugs. 
 

Why is this idea important?

 

Cannabis is blamed for being a 'gateway' drug – yet a 16 year old can smoke 50 cigarettes a day, an 18 year old can drink themselves onto the liver transplant list and everybody is unconsciously exposed to the advertisement of calorie filled, artery stuffing fast food.  The government taxes these killers and spends so much of the tax payer money 'helping' these people so why not tax and regulate a natural plant that helps with a variety of medical concerns and does not have the same short or long term implications as tabacco, alcohol or fatty foods?

Why – because people are either scared of change, ignorant to the benefits of decriminalising cannabis*, which has been talked down for generations by the government, or; because people have been too scared to stand up for what they believe in, due to the fact they could be fired from their jobs and imprisoned.  

If women did not fight for their political rights, if African American's did not fight for their liberty, if homosexuals did not fight for equality then the world would be a very different place today, so why, like these previously discriminated groups, do cannabis smokers and campaigners have to live their lives listening in fear to every noise outside their door and why are more people not willing to voice their concerns?

To me this sounds like living a life in fear – all because somebody deemed the plant as a dangerous 'drug' nearly a hundred years ago by the Dangerous Drugs Act which was anyway based on the principles of banning Indian Hemp. 

Is Britain a democracy?  Apparently so.

In a democracy who is meant to approve and disapprove laws?  The people.

So who makes the decisions in Britian today?  Well, after (Government Drug Adviser) Dr. Nutt was fired for speaking his academically proclaimed mind, I would say the answer is definitely not the people.

Change/revolution/progression are all daunting words but how in the modern developed world do smokers continue to lose the battle of a humans individual right to legalise cannabis when there are so many supporters? 

Is it fair to brand a smoker caught with a 'joint' under the same '1972 Misuse of Drugs Act' that goes to a heroin dealer who has caused deaths?

How can a 16 years old walk down the street smoking a cigarette and be pregnant when a 68 year old cancer suffer must hide in their homes, like Anne bloody Frank?

Remove the link between criminalised gangs and cannabis, get these people out of selling drugs and use their expertise in management and cultivation to give them the chance to reform as citizens.  Stop cannabis being this supposed 'pathway' drug and regulate it like other luxuries.  And most importantly STOP spending milions of pounds on prosecuting individuals because they like to smoke a plant.


*Helping with illness; the depressed, over weight, under weight, pain relief.  Creating a new industry to fight the deficit.  Reduce the amount spent on prosecuting 'criminals' – with Legal Aid savings, more prison places, the time relocation to real police work.  Have less chemical precriptions perscribed which long term should reduce depression and addiction to prescibed drugs. 
 

Medical cannabis ,legal

My idea is to get this passed so people can get self help, to combat a number of health problems  , also to cut expensive medical bills from hospitals , also will cut petty crime ,also will stop an illegal billion pound industry , taking money out of the british econemy. Also it will generate money with the sale of this product …. billions can be made from this , also it is 100% green ,

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to get this passed so people can get self help, to combat a number of health problems  , also to cut expensive medical bills from hospitals , also will cut petty crime ,also will stop an illegal billion pound industry , taking money out of the british econemy. Also it will generate money with the sale of this product …. billions can be made from this , also it is 100% green ,

Give people the right to use/cultivate Cannabis for personal/recreational/medicinal use.

This needs little explanation as there are already loads of the same suggestion out there. I'm just helping to make sure the point is made that thousands of us support this cause and that something needs to be done about it.

Why is this idea important?

This needs little explanation as there are already loads of the same suggestion out there. I'm just helping to make sure the point is made that thousands of us support this cause and that something needs to be done about it.