current drug policy failure

I am a pharmacy worker in the south of England and dispence drugs on a regualar daily basis.From aspirin to zopiclone i handle all kinds of drugs, some of which i can only dispence if i wear gloves as they are so toxic.
In my opinion the current laws regarding the use of certain illegal drugs are not only outdated (1971),but are actually counter productive in their approach to harm reduction and misleading to users as well as the general public.
To put it bluntly the current classification of drugs is not only flawed, but unscientific and potentially dangerous.
One example is the re-classification of Cannabis…
If you pidgeon-hole cannabis in the same drug section as a more dangerous drug,there is the inherant danger that Cannabis users may regard that drug as no more harmful than Cannabis, as it is in the same section.
Most informed people know that Cannabis is one of the safest drugs on the planet,even if they don’t use it themselves (bearing in mind that there is no such thing as a 100% safe drug).We have thousands of years of evidence to support this fact, from archaic script of the medicinal use of the drug through time, to the present day American style Cannabis prescribing. Unfortunately thanks to modern day ‘reefer madness’ tabloid hype and political pressure, a large proportion of the the UK public still thinks that society would descend into chaos if Cannabis was made legal, and sneer and tut when the dutch example is refered to.
Given the current economic climate this is unfortunate as it would not only free up police and court services time,as well as emptying a fair amount of prison space (which as we all know = money) but also generate a huge amount of revenue through direct product taxation or even some kind of ‘home grown’ tax if it were truly controlled, and not just said to be controlled, by the state.As it stands now the only people in control of the illicit drug trade are the criminal underworld which also has links to terrorist chains which then goes on to perpetuate even more crime,only this time on a larger more grotesque scale.(911,7/7 etc)

Why is this idea important?

I am a pharmacy worker in the south of England and dispence drugs on a regualar daily basis.From aspirin to zopiclone i handle all kinds of drugs, some of which i can only dispence if i wear gloves as they are so toxic.
In my opinion the current laws regarding the use of certain illegal drugs are not only outdated (1971),but are actually counter productive in their approach to harm reduction and misleading to users as well as the general public.
To put it bluntly the current classification of drugs is not only flawed, but unscientific and potentially dangerous.
One example is the re-classification of Cannabis…
If you pidgeon-hole cannabis in the same drug section as a more dangerous drug,there is the inherant danger that Cannabis users may regard that drug as no more harmful than Cannabis, as it is in the same section.
Most informed people know that Cannabis is one of the safest drugs on the planet,even if they don’t use it themselves (bearing in mind that there is no such thing as a 100% safe drug).We have thousands of years of evidence to support this fact, from archaic script of the medicinal use of the drug through time, to the present day American style Cannabis prescribing. Unfortunately thanks to modern day ‘reefer madness’ tabloid hype and political pressure, a large proportion of the the UK public still thinks that society would descend into chaos if Cannabis was made legal, and sneer and tut when the dutch example is refered to.
Given the current economic climate this is unfortunate as it would not only free up police and court services time,as well as emptying a fair amount of prison space (which as we all know = money) but also generate a huge amount of revenue through direct product taxation or even some kind of ‘home grown’ tax if it were truly controlled, and not just said to be controlled, by the state.As it stands now the only people in control of the illicit drug trade are the criminal underworld which also has links to terrorist chains which then goes on to perpetuate even more crime,only this time on a larger more grotesque scale.(911,7/7 etc)

The Full Legalision Of Cannabis

Another post on this website stated that Cannabis should be Decriminalised. Though I am pleased at the high aproval rating's and large amount of comments expressing there agreement with the claim, I believe it makes far more sense to fully legalise it.

There are many, many points in favour for marijuana Legalisation/Decrimalization, and so I'll assume your'e up to speed and talk only about profits

Why is this idea important?

Another post on this website stated that Cannabis should be Decriminalised. Though I am pleased at the high aproval rating's and large amount of comments expressing there agreement with the claim, I believe it makes far more sense to fully legalise it.

There are many, many points in favour for marijuana Legalisation/Decrimalization, and so I'll assume your'e up to speed and talk only about profits