Can we get a definitive comment on the issue of cannabis legalisation from Mr. Clegg?

Seeing as the subject of cannabis law reform is possibly the most repeated single idea on this site, shouldn't it be an appropriate subject for Mr. Clegg to comment on next time he releases a new Home Page video response?

I would like to know whether there is any point in my continuing to champion the cause of freedom and liberty without prejudice for all, especially in the realm of cannabis use. If the hundreds of similar posts on this site have been noticed (and lets face it, it would be impossible not to notice them) then please indicate the governments position on this obviously highly regarded issue.

Why is this idea important?

Seeing as the subject of cannabis law reform is possibly the most repeated single idea on this site, shouldn't it be an appropriate subject for Mr. Clegg to comment on next time he releases a new Home Page video response?

I would like to know whether there is any point in my continuing to champion the cause of freedom and liberty without prejudice for all, especially in the realm of cannabis use. If the hundreds of similar posts on this site have been noticed (and lets face it, it would be impossible not to notice them) then please indicate the governments position on this obviously highly regarded issue.

Legalise, Decriminalise & Tax Cannabis

The government should immediately restructure the laws surrounding the use of Cannabis.

The proposal is as such:

1. Legalise (completely) the usage of cannabis for medicinal purposes for those who have a current medical condition i.e Multiple Sclerosis.

2. Legalise possesion of Cannabis under 1 ounce and set a level at which it becomes intent to supply i.e. 2 ounces. Anything above this level would be either charged as a class C or B drug.

3. Issue vendor licenses like alcahol and tobacco and have the vendor pay a fee.

4. Tax the cannabis in the same manner as tobacco is.

5. Issue personal licenses to individuals which allows the growing of 5 or 6  plants at a time for personal consumption only and charge an annual fee. (disabled or medically certified persons would be exempt from this fee.)

Why is this idea important?

The government should immediately restructure the laws surrounding the use of Cannabis.

The proposal is as such:

1. Legalise (completely) the usage of cannabis for medicinal purposes for those who have a current medical condition i.e Multiple Sclerosis.

2. Legalise possesion of Cannabis under 1 ounce and set a level at which it becomes intent to supply i.e. 2 ounces. Anything above this level would be either charged as a class C or B drug.

3. Issue vendor licenses like alcahol and tobacco and have the vendor pay a fee.

4. Tax the cannabis in the same manner as tobacco is.

5. Issue personal licenses to individuals which allows the growing of 5 or 6  plants at a time for personal consumption only and charge an annual fee. (disabled or medically certified persons would be exempt from this fee.)

Cannabis Tag has been removed, yet again.

The Cannabis issue has received no less than 325 posts. That makes it one of the most popular single issues on this site, if not THE most popular on this site.

Excuses for it's constant appearing and disappearing range from magic to the Tag not getting clicked or posted enough.

After some consideration, I reject these explanations. It is simply not acceptable to try and dissolve an issue by removing it from the main index of Tags to the right of the forum. It is especially inappropriate to remove one of the single largest topics of debate on this website.  Even if it is somehow true that the tag has not been clicked on as much as others, it should still be reinstated as this issue is obviously of great concern to the public no matter what excuses are used to silence the issue.

Please mirror the public mood by reinstating the Cannabis Tag to it's rightful place.

Why is this idea important?

The Cannabis issue has received no less than 325 posts. That makes it one of the most popular single issues on this site, if not THE most popular on this site.

Excuses for it's constant appearing and disappearing range from magic to the Tag not getting clicked or posted enough.

After some consideration, I reject these explanations. It is simply not acceptable to try and dissolve an issue by removing it from the main index of Tags to the right of the forum. It is especially inappropriate to remove one of the single largest topics of debate on this website.  Even if it is somehow true that the tag has not been clicked on as much as others, it should still be reinstated as this issue is obviously of great concern to the public no matter what excuses are used to silence the issue.

Please mirror the public mood by reinstating the Cannabis Tag to it's rightful place.

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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Changing the position of Cannabis/Other drugs

The Previous Government upgraded Cannabis from a class C drug to a class B drug, against the advice of the ACMD.

Another such issue occured with the high profile sacking of Professor David Nutt, when Ecstasy (Again, against the advice of the ACMD) was upgraded to a class A drug, despite being nowhere near as dangerous as other Class A drugs such as Heroin.

This kind of behaviour shows a government that is willing to ignore the facts about cannabis and other drugs, and go against proper scientific advice.

We only have to look at the Netherlands, and their "Coffee shop" to see a model on how Cannabis regulation could work in an ideal britain.

Even looking at the Spanish laws on Cannabis could be a start, where possession for personal use is legal.

Why is this idea important?

The Previous Government upgraded Cannabis from a class C drug to a class B drug, against the advice of the ACMD.

Another such issue occured with the high profile sacking of Professor David Nutt, when Ecstasy (Again, against the advice of the ACMD) was upgraded to a class A drug, despite being nowhere near as dangerous as other Class A drugs such as Heroin.

This kind of behaviour shows a government that is willing to ignore the facts about cannabis and other drugs, and go against proper scientific advice.

We only have to look at the Netherlands, and their "Coffee shop" to see a model on how Cannabis regulation could work in an ideal britain.

Even looking at the Spanish laws on Cannabis could be a start, where possession for personal use is legal.

“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+

————–

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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