Silly Restrictions on buying Lemsip Max from Chemists in Atherstone. UK

Today the 9th June 2015 I tried to purchase three boxes times ten of Lemsip Max cold and flu treatment from two chemists in Atherstone. one would only let me have two and another chemist said that he he could let me buy one at a time, that the chemist offering me two was breaking the law.

I take quite a large number of prescription tablets of varying types during the course of the week which also consists of a box of a hundred a time paracetamol, which I take only when in severe pain.

I would have to be pretty stupid to abuse myself by taking excessive amounts of Lemsips when I already have a hundred or more Paracetamol tablets to hand,
What is the purpose of these stupid laws, and what moron passed them?

If this is law then it is very easy to exploit it by going to various shops or chemists and buying the max amount that they will sell you, so what is the purpose of this law, it serves no purpose what so ever.

Why is this idea important?

Today the 9th June 2015 I tried to purchase three boxes times ten of Lemsip Max cold and flu treatment from two chemists in Atherstone. one would only let me have two and another chemist said that he he could let me buy one at a time, that the chemist offering me two was breaking the law.

I take quite a large number of prescription tablets of varying types during the course of the week which also consists of a box of a hundred a time paracetamol, which I take only when in severe pain.

I would have to be pretty stupid to abuse myself by taking excessive amounts of Lemsips when I already have a hundred or more Paracetamol tablets to hand,
What is the purpose of these stupid laws, and what moron passed them?

If this is law then it is very easy to exploit it by going to various shops or chemists and buying the max amount that they will sell you, so what is the purpose of this law, it serves no purpose what so ever.

The Legalisation Of Ecstasy

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

Why is this idea important?

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

The MDA1971 denies citizens equal property rights for certain people who use certain drugs.

The aim of the MDA1971 is to ameliorate the harms of certain drugs on individuals and society. An impact assessment of this Act has never been carried out. The Act remains rooted in historical and cultural precedents which bear no resemblance to the scientific reality. No law should ever be based upon such precedents.

The Act has caused untold damage to millions of individual's lives, communities and society as a whole. It has criminalised millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens for choosing to use certain drugs in a peaceful manner.

Drug users are afforded property rights over alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee; yet these very same rights are denied to users of other drugs, purely for historical and cultural reasons. The current situation is one where 'legal' implies that a drug is 'OK', but 'illegal' equates to 'not OK'; within the context of comparing cannabis with alcohol the implication is extremely damaging. It undermines any important public health messages that need to be made. The prohibition of certain drugs places a blanket of silence over them, preventing any meaningful discussion or debate about the health implications of using these drugs either alone or in combination with others.

It also dilutes the most important message of all: that we must distinguish between drug use and drug misuse.

Why is this idea important?

The MDA1971 denies citizens equal property rights for certain people who use certain drugs.

The aim of the MDA1971 is to ameliorate the harms of certain drugs on individuals and society. An impact assessment of this Act has never been carried out. The Act remains rooted in historical and cultural precedents which bear no resemblance to the scientific reality. No law should ever be based upon such precedents.

The Act has caused untold damage to millions of individual's lives, communities and society as a whole. It has criminalised millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens for choosing to use certain drugs in a peaceful manner.

Drug users are afforded property rights over alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee; yet these very same rights are denied to users of other drugs, purely for historical and cultural reasons. The current situation is one where 'legal' implies that a drug is 'OK', but 'illegal' equates to 'not OK'; within the context of comparing cannabis with alcohol the implication is extremely damaging. It undermines any important public health messages that need to be made. The prohibition of certain drugs places a blanket of silence over them, preventing any meaningful discussion or debate about the health implications of using these drugs either alone or in combination with others.

It also dilutes the most important message of all: that we must distinguish between drug use and drug misuse.

Legalising Cannanbis

I believe that legalising cannabis can be very beneficial to the UK. I have no doubt the economy will boom if cannabis is legalised. Not only is it going to help cut down on crime but it will also increase the amount of new businesses. Legalising it will also ensure that it is monitored and people are not being ripped off or being given a false product.

Legalising cannabis will reduce crime rates were it may have been implicated before.

Legalising cannabis is necessary for health reasons. It has so many benefits to offer a patient in need such as someone with Autism, MS or even Epilepsy. I myself suffer from complex partial seizures. I have had more seizures triggered by alcohol than cannabis. I haven't drank alcohol in years and use cannabis as a way of relaxing and kicking back after a long day at work just like people would with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The only negative thing about smoking cannabis is that I cannot enjoy it in peublic due to the social stigma. I am not a "druggy". I have not and never will use any other drug. I have never been violent or angry towards anyone while under the influence of cannabis unlike alcohol which can contribute to misconstruing a situation.

I know quite a lot of people that smoke cannabis and the majority of them say they would pay a tax on it if it was legalised.

Give it a trial…….people are asking for it……..will our government listen?

Why is this idea important?

I believe that legalising cannabis can be very beneficial to the UK. I have no doubt the economy will boom if cannabis is legalised. Not only is it going to help cut down on crime but it will also increase the amount of new businesses. Legalising it will also ensure that it is monitored and people are not being ripped off or being given a false product.

Legalising cannabis will reduce crime rates were it may have been implicated before.

Legalising cannabis is necessary for health reasons. It has so many benefits to offer a patient in need such as someone with Autism, MS or even Epilepsy. I myself suffer from complex partial seizures. I have had more seizures triggered by alcohol than cannabis. I haven't drank alcohol in years and use cannabis as a way of relaxing and kicking back after a long day at work just like people would with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The only negative thing about smoking cannabis is that I cannot enjoy it in peublic due to the social stigma. I am not a "druggy". I have not and never will use any other drug. I have never been violent or angry towards anyone while under the influence of cannabis unlike alcohol which can contribute to misconstruing a situation.

I know quite a lot of people that smoke cannabis and the majority of them say they would pay a tax on it if it was legalised.

Give it a trial…….people are asking for it……..will our government listen?

The legalistion and taxation of mainstream recreational drugs

I would like to see the abolition of laws relating to the criminalisation of recreational drugs, which in my opinion no longer serve any purpose other than to line the pockets of legal proffessionals and drug lords.

In order to explain my idea I will use my own real life example.

My house was burgled, the police came for which I paid.

The scene of crimes team came for which I paid.

The burgler was captured on an unrelated offence for which I paid.

He spent several months on remand in a nice cell with three meals a day and a colour tv for which I paid.

He was taken to court for which I paid

He had no income so asked for legal aid for which I paid.

The CPS managed to secure a conviction, for which I paid.

In exchange for a lighter sentence he was put on a rehab course for which I paid.

He is now staying in jail with hs colour tv, three meals a day, gym etc for a few more months, for which I'll pay.

When he gets out the most likely outcome is that the whole cycle will repeat itself, for which, we will all (one way or another) pay.

I just got through my house insurance renewal, with monotonus predictability my premium has risen sharply, and you dont need me to tell you the outcome of that.

In this whole scenario three types pf people made money. The drug grower/importer. THe street dealer, the addict (selling my stuff and smashing open my three year olds rupert bear piggy bank which was just too classy for words). Throughout the scenario one type of person got to pay for everything, me the taxpayer. This situation is desperately unfair and just goes on while the war against drugs has saldy and most clearly been lost, how long can we be expected to pay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the abolition of laws relating to the criminalisation of recreational drugs, which in my opinion no longer serve any purpose other than to line the pockets of legal proffessionals and drug lords.

In order to explain my idea I will use my own real life example.

My house was burgled, the police came for which I paid.

The scene of crimes team came for which I paid.

The burgler was captured on an unrelated offence for which I paid.

He spent several months on remand in a nice cell with three meals a day and a colour tv for which I paid.

He was taken to court for which I paid

He had no income so asked for legal aid for which I paid.

The CPS managed to secure a conviction, for which I paid.

In exchange for a lighter sentence he was put on a rehab course for which I paid.

He is now staying in jail with hs colour tv, three meals a day, gym etc for a few more months, for which I'll pay.

When he gets out the most likely outcome is that the whole cycle will repeat itself, for which, we will all (one way or another) pay.

I just got through my house insurance renewal, with monotonus predictability my premium has risen sharply, and you dont need me to tell you the outcome of that.

In this whole scenario three types pf people made money. The drug grower/importer. THe street dealer, the addict (selling my stuff and smashing open my three year olds rupert bear piggy bank which was just too classy for words). Throughout the scenario one type of person got to pay for everything, me the taxpayer. This situation is desperately unfair and just goes on while the war against drugs has saldy and most clearly been lost, how long can we be expected to pay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kill Gunpower and Drugs

Whoever made guns was a really stupid person.

Everyone wants a gun or dangerous weapon because simply put, everyone else seems to have one.

Get the army out of your stupid war and make them work in your own country. Make them raid every single house and collect every single weapon and melt them all down or send them into space and incinerate them on the Sun. And the same with drugs. All the armys should do that in their own countries.

Why is this idea important?

Whoever made guns was a really stupid person.

Everyone wants a gun or dangerous weapon because simply put, everyone else seems to have one.

Get the army out of your stupid war and make them work in your own country. Make them raid every single house and collect every single weapon and melt them all down or send them into space and incinerate them on the Sun. And the same with drugs. All the armys should do that in their own countries.

The credit crunch, pensions crisis, Afghanistan, transport issues & road congestion, prison overcrowding, underworld criminal empire organisations, policing budget constraints, crime

 

The credit crunch, the pensions crisis, Afghanistan, public transport issues & road congestion, prison overcrowding (& drug use in prisons), underworld criminal empire organisations, policing budget constraints, crime statistics …. and more, much more, can be solved in a single fell swoop with one simple but radical piece of thinking.
 It will require not only a daring leader, but a forward thinking and single minded one, capable of resisting the futile argument of other  until now misguided ‘leaders’ that the current applications & arguments to deal with and pay for the abovementioned problems our society faces, is the correct and best approach.

The simple and radical solution .. ?? rescind the 1971 misuse of drugs act, draft new relacement legislation to legalise all drugs.

In my country of legalised ‘drugtaking’, step 1 would be to immediately release all offenders in prison serving sentences for drug related crimes, the immediate effect would be to reduce the prison population by some 30%, a further 30% if you release the burglars and muggers who are service sentences related to their drug use, i.e. those who committed crimes in order to fund their drug habit. The secondary benefits would then be that those left in prison would very likely have no drugs use to desire whilst in prison, and reducing greatly the current drugs use in prisons to a fraction of current rates.

On release, ALL of these offenders would be offered the opportunity to purchase a licence to use drugs henceforth that would also be offered to society in general. The license would be renewed annually and would apply to individual drugs, that is to say a cocaine users license, a heroin users license, a cannabis users license, magic mushrooms, ecstasy, diazepam, morphine… et al. Multi drugs use licences would also be available.

The newly reprieved ex-offender would be warned of the very, very stiff penalties that would accompany a positive drugs test the user provided for the presence of an unlicensed for use substance. After all, the annual license fee for any individual drugs usage would be a nominal one and within the means of all, be it £10 or £50, given that they will happily pay within these amounts for ‘one night’s use’ of a particular drug of choice.

All drugs user's licence holders are signed to provide a summary drugs test periodically, anyone found with a drug in their system they are not currently licensed to use would be subject to prosecution with stiff custodial sentences as a deterrent from unlicensed usage. Licenses are available to all adults for all substances and at a fee so as to encourage licensed use.

In turn this will greatly reduce crime overall, but specifically the low priority crime that was committed exponentially by small time drugs users to fund their habits, because now they don’t have to steal or rob to pay for their drugs of choice, instead now the government would be selling them their ‘clean’, ‘measured’, ‘certified’ and legal dose at a very reasonable rate, but with high returning revenues and built in profit margins.

Instead of waking in the morning and having to go break a window to raise money for his morning fix, your user in my world of legalised drugs use would already have his fix to hand, before then toddling off to his mundane, no risk gainful employment and instead of his small, but significant, part of adding to the constant rises in insurance premiums and ever escalating social welfare costs. Of course he would never be a fully functioning ‘high end’ earner paying thousands in income tax, but no longer draining the economy on multiple facets and indeed, contributing. He would of course not be able to work a full 8 hour day as a result of his habit, but mutual accommodations could easily be reached on him being allowed time to go have his afternoon fix by getting to the end of his working day after 6 hours, for sake of any figure over none.

The knock on effect on police hours would be almost astronomical in the time it would free up to catch many, many fewer offenders committing fewer crimes.

Whilst on the subject of crime, this would hasten the demise of criminal gangs and organised crime which relies on the £billions spent every year that funds the empires. Of course, with the government being the sole supplier, it would have every right to heap harsh reprisal on anyone muscling in on its territory and the selling of drugs would be seen on a par with anyone using drugs without the proper licence to do so, incurring the same stiff penalties if caught doing so (note; alcohol, nicotine and caffeine are considered by the writer to be drugs that would also require license for use with separate secondary licences available for production, such as home wine making or beer brewing. The writer would refrain from adding cannabis to a list of licensed home produced drugs and sets out the proposed approach in a further section of this document.)

It is then plain even for the blind to see that the police would have a lot less to do with no need to chase after people with what is effectively flowering heads from an illegal plant, by far the most used illegal drug in the UK currently. Added to that the reduction in petty crime and more serious crimes resulting from users trying to fund a habit on stealing and damaging property taken out of the policing equation, would allow for a more concentrated effort on solving non drugs related crime, as well as having a significant effect on the insurance industry, delivering a slowdown to the annual hike in premiums caused as a result of the criminal practices of drug taking criminals.

Licensing use of narcotic substances would conflict with all road safety matters and therefore drugs use of any kind cannot be combined with a license to drive, so society would be given the choice of a drugs use licence or a driving licence. Not everyone will opt for drugs use, not everyone will opt to drive, however many will take up the offer of taking drugs legally in favour of losing the license to drive and this will produce the effective decongestion of the roads by reducing the licensed users dramatically, allowing and encouraging the mass migration to fuller use of the public transport systems.

This country is currently ploughing money into Afghanistan in order to try and create a democratic society, however, Afghanistan is a country with no natural industry, no cohesive society that can even be used as cheap labour such as india, china etc, no resources save for its one major export…  heroin/opium. Then let's buy their heroin, and that way any money we plough into Afghanistan would be for a produce and allow the country to be a self sufficient one using its one natural resource to fund its own regenration and save us billions that we currently do to subsidise a build to no end or value. Instead of soldiers patroling the peace, teams of buyers would ensure that the farmers would receive the money for the opium crop, dealing only with the above board and legitimate government licenced opium producers, to stop terrorist factions from gaining from the trading or corrupt officials profiting from their positions.

I propose only the government grows cannabis… no 'for personal use' growing as there is in Holland. Cannabis should be grown in bonded warehouses and any home growing should be met with very stiff penalties so that every ounce grown can be sold with the tax paid. There should be restrictions on who can work in the bonded warehouses… only those of a pensionable age should be able to work in bonded cannabis growing warehouses, this would have the double bonus of keeping the elderly vital as well as taking them off the annual pensions payout. Of course there is no requirement to work in the bonded warehouses after reaching pensionable age, however the incentive of continuing to work and earn would not only reduce the pensions deficit, but would also raise revenue in the form of an income tax, albeit at a reduced taxable rate.

 

Now that we have embraced the sensible option of legalising all drugs to solve the many issues, expense and troubles drugs use causes as well as address a few other social issues we suffer from, we can expand thinking and actually make it a very lucrative policy indeed; let's invite the world to come to our country with their hard earned spending money by being the first country to encourage drugs tourism..  of course, the first thing they would have to do on arrival would be to apply for and PAY for a users licence and a tourist's drugs user's insurance policy… a tourist drugs users licence would of course be at a premium rate and temporary for the duration of their stay so that should they return again within any given timeframe they would have to re-purchase another licence.

 

It is a matter of debate as to whether drugs such as heroin, cannabis, ecstacy, cocaine et al being 'controlled drugs' is an oxymoron or simply a misnomer… for they are certainly not controlled, indeed the very fact that we have such a problem with the current controls is testament to this… let's get control of drugs by taking control of drugs use.

Why is this idea important?

 

The credit crunch, the pensions crisis, Afghanistan, public transport issues & road congestion, prison overcrowding (& drug use in prisons), underworld criminal empire organisations, policing budget constraints, crime statistics …. and more, much more, can be solved in a single fell swoop with one simple but radical piece of thinking.
 It will require not only a daring leader, but a forward thinking and single minded one, capable of resisting the futile argument of other  until now misguided ‘leaders’ that the current applications & arguments to deal with and pay for the abovementioned problems our society faces, is the correct and best approach.

The simple and radical solution .. ?? rescind the 1971 misuse of drugs act, draft new relacement legislation to legalise all drugs.

In my country of legalised ‘drugtaking’, step 1 would be to immediately release all offenders in prison serving sentences for drug related crimes, the immediate effect would be to reduce the prison population by some 30%, a further 30% if you release the burglars and muggers who are service sentences related to their drug use, i.e. those who committed crimes in order to fund their drug habit. The secondary benefits would then be that those left in prison would very likely have no drugs use to desire whilst in prison, and reducing greatly the current drugs use in prisons to a fraction of current rates.

On release, ALL of these offenders would be offered the opportunity to purchase a licence to use drugs henceforth that would also be offered to society in general. The license would be renewed annually and would apply to individual drugs, that is to say a cocaine users license, a heroin users license, a cannabis users license, magic mushrooms, ecstasy, diazepam, morphine… et al. Multi drugs use licences would also be available.

The newly reprieved ex-offender would be warned of the very, very stiff penalties that would accompany a positive drugs test the user provided for the presence of an unlicensed for use substance. After all, the annual license fee for any individual drugs usage would be a nominal one and within the means of all, be it £10 or £50, given that they will happily pay within these amounts for ‘one night’s use’ of a particular drug of choice.

All drugs user's licence holders are signed to provide a summary drugs test periodically, anyone found with a drug in their system they are not currently licensed to use would be subject to prosecution with stiff custodial sentences as a deterrent from unlicensed usage. Licenses are available to all adults for all substances and at a fee so as to encourage licensed use.

In turn this will greatly reduce crime overall, but specifically the low priority crime that was committed exponentially by small time drugs users to fund their habits, because now they don’t have to steal or rob to pay for their drugs of choice, instead now the government would be selling them their ‘clean’, ‘measured’, ‘certified’ and legal dose at a very reasonable rate, but with high returning revenues and built in profit margins.

Instead of waking in the morning and having to go break a window to raise money for his morning fix, your user in my world of legalised drugs use would already have his fix to hand, before then toddling off to his mundane, no risk gainful employment and instead of his small, but significant, part of adding to the constant rises in insurance premiums and ever escalating social welfare costs. Of course he would never be a fully functioning ‘high end’ earner paying thousands in income tax, but no longer draining the economy on multiple facets and indeed, contributing. He would of course not be able to work a full 8 hour day as a result of his habit, but mutual accommodations could easily be reached on him being allowed time to go have his afternoon fix by getting to the end of his working day after 6 hours, for sake of any figure over none.

The knock on effect on police hours would be almost astronomical in the time it would free up to catch many, many fewer offenders committing fewer crimes.

Whilst on the subject of crime, this would hasten the demise of criminal gangs and organised crime which relies on the £billions spent every year that funds the empires. Of course, with the government being the sole supplier, it would have every right to heap harsh reprisal on anyone muscling in on its territory and the selling of drugs would be seen on a par with anyone using drugs without the proper licence to do so, incurring the same stiff penalties if caught doing so (note; alcohol, nicotine and caffeine are considered by the writer to be drugs that would also require license for use with separate secondary licences available for production, such as home wine making or beer brewing. The writer would refrain from adding cannabis to a list of licensed home produced drugs and sets out the proposed approach in a further section of this document.)

It is then plain even for the blind to see that the police would have a lot less to do with no need to chase after people with what is effectively flowering heads from an illegal plant, by far the most used illegal drug in the UK currently. Added to that the reduction in petty crime and more serious crimes resulting from users trying to fund a habit on stealing and damaging property taken out of the policing equation, would allow for a more concentrated effort on solving non drugs related crime, as well as having a significant effect on the insurance industry, delivering a slowdown to the annual hike in premiums caused as a result of the criminal practices of drug taking criminals.

Licensing use of narcotic substances would conflict with all road safety matters and therefore drugs use of any kind cannot be combined with a license to drive, so society would be given the choice of a drugs use licence or a driving licence. Not everyone will opt for drugs use, not everyone will opt to drive, however many will take up the offer of taking drugs legally in favour of losing the license to drive and this will produce the effective decongestion of the roads by reducing the licensed users dramatically, allowing and encouraging the mass migration to fuller use of the public transport systems.

This country is currently ploughing money into Afghanistan in order to try and create a democratic society, however, Afghanistan is a country with no natural industry, no cohesive society that can even be used as cheap labour such as india, china etc, no resources save for its one major export…  heroin/opium. Then let's buy their heroin, and that way any money we plough into Afghanistan would be for a produce and allow the country to be a self sufficient one using its one natural resource to fund its own regenration and save us billions that we currently do to subsidise a build to no end or value. Instead of soldiers patroling the peace, teams of buyers would ensure that the farmers would receive the money for the opium crop, dealing only with the above board and legitimate government licenced opium producers, to stop terrorist factions from gaining from the trading or corrupt officials profiting from their positions.

I propose only the government grows cannabis… no 'for personal use' growing as there is in Holland. Cannabis should be grown in bonded warehouses and any home growing should be met with very stiff penalties so that every ounce grown can be sold with the tax paid. There should be restrictions on who can work in the bonded warehouses… only those of a pensionable age should be able to work in bonded cannabis growing warehouses, this would have the double bonus of keeping the elderly vital as well as taking them off the annual pensions payout. Of course there is no requirement to work in the bonded warehouses after reaching pensionable age, however the incentive of continuing to work and earn would not only reduce the pensions deficit, but would also raise revenue in the form of an income tax, albeit at a reduced taxable rate.

 

Now that we have embraced the sensible option of legalising all drugs to solve the many issues, expense and troubles drugs use causes as well as address a few other social issues we suffer from, we can expand thinking and actually make it a very lucrative policy indeed; let's invite the world to come to our country with their hard earned spending money by being the first country to encourage drugs tourism..  of course, the first thing they would have to do on arrival would be to apply for and PAY for a users licence and a tourist's drugs user's insurance policy… a tourist drugs users licence would of course be at a premium rate and temporary for the duration of their stay so that should they return again within any given timeframe they would have to re-purchase another licence.

 

It is a matter of debate as to whether drugs such as heroin, cannabis, ecstacy, cocaine et al being 'controlled drugs' is an oxymoron or simply a misnomer… for they are certainly not controlled, indeed the very fact that we have such a problem with the current controls is testament to this… let's get control of drugs by taking control of drugs use.

How can i be arrested under MDA

If i am caught with cannabis by the police, how can i be charged for being in possesion of a controlled substance when cannabis is clearly not controlled?

I suggest that anyone from now on whom is arrested – that when the police advise you you have been arrested for being in possesion of a controlled substance – that you point out to the police that it is not the case, as cannabis is not a controlled substance but rather an uncontrolled substance.

Alcohol is a controlled substance and so is tobbaco as they are only available to persons of age and are controlled by strick guidlines – no selling alcohol or tobbaco to minors

Why is this idea important?

If i am caught with cannabis by the police, how can i be charged for being in possesion of a controlled substance when cannabis is clearly not controlled?

I suggest that anyone from now on whom is arrested – that when the police advise you you have been arrested for being in possesion of a controlled substance – that you point out to the police that it is not the case, as cannabis is not a controlled substance but rather an uncontrolled substance.

Alcohol is a controlled substance and so is tobbaco as they are only available to persons of age and are controlled by strick guidlines – no selling alcohol or tobbaco to minors

How can i be arrested under MDA

If i am caught with cannabis by the police, how can i be charged for being in possesion of a controlled substance when cannabis is clearly not controlled?

I suggest that anyone from now on whom is arrested – that when the police advise you you have been arrested for being in possesion of a controlled substance – that you point out to the police that it is not the case, as cannabis is not a controlled substance but rather an uncontrolled substance.

Alcohol is a controlled substance and so is tobbaco as they are only available to persons of age and are controlled by strick guidlines – no selling alcohol or tobbaco to minors

Why is this idea important?

If i am caught with cannabis by the police, how can i be charged for being in possesion of a controlled substance when cannabis is clearly not controlled?

I suggest that anyone from now on whom is arrested – that when the police advise you you have been arrested for being in possesion of a controlled substance – that you point out to the police that it is not the case, as cannabis is not a controlled substance but rather an uncontrolled substance.

Alcohol is a controlled substance and so is tobbaco as they are only available to persons of age and are controlled by strick guidlines – no selling alcohol or tobbaco to minors

cannabisvote

put the use of cannabis to public vote.mr cameron you have tried it and now your pm.what harm has it done you..there is no control over it but there could be…..

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Why is this idea important?

put the use of cannabis to public vote.mr cameron you have tried it and now your pm.what harm has it done you..there is no control over it but there could be…..

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Fools Gold

Hello, I am autistic. In real terms, day to day, this means that I am an annoying character. It is difficult to hold down a job because I am so rude and annoying. This rudeness is like a tick, similar to the uncontrolled swearing which is popluarised by tourettes people.

When I use cannabis, this problem goes aways and I am able to lead a normal productive life.

However, being autistic and poor, it is nearly impossible to maintain a decent supply.

Don't bother telling yourself that I am insane and that I don't know which medicines to take. Walk 38 years in my shoes if you want an opinion on my health, fitness, food and medical needs. If you don't believe me, google it. We are rude, but we are not liars.

We consider the restriction of our supply of medicine to be a hostile act towards us, peace-loving people who want nothing more than to be free to express our peaceful sides, whatever it takes.

We fear that that you wish to harm us with your laws. Therefore, all who support the criminalisation of Cannabis are Terrorists who are aiming their terror campaign at some of the most vulnerable members of your society.

While we are at it, the surest way to create terrorists is to restrict food and medicine supplies in someone else's county. Isn't that obvious?

Sorry to be so rude. Please hurry up with the medical research, don't let the cost put you off.

Draconian Drug laws are fuelling theft, murder, suicide and paranoia throughout the world. Please consider legalising all Drugs, or at least allow individual countries to decide for themselves.

Why is this idea important?

Hello, I am autistic. In real terms, day to day, this means that I am an annoying character. It is difficult to hold down a job because I am so rude and annoying. This rudeness is like a tick, similar to the uncontrolled swearing which is popluarised by tourettes people.

When I use cannabis, this problem goes aways and I am able to lead a normal productive life.

However, being autistic and poor, it is nearly impossible to maintain a decent supply.

Don't bother telling yourself that I am insane and that I don't know which medicines to take. Walk 38 years in my shoes if you want an opinion on my health, fitness, food and medical needs. If you don't believe me, google it. We are rude, but we are not liars.

We consider the restriction of our supply of medicine to be a hostile act towards us, peace-loving people who want nothing more than to be free to express our peaceful sides, whatever it takes.

We fear that that you wish to harm us with your laws. Therefore, all who support the criminalisation of Cannabis are Terrorists who are aiming their terror campaign at some of the most vulnerable members of your society.

While we are at it, the surest way to create terrorists is to restrict food and medicine supplies in someone else's county. Isn't that obvious?

Sorry to be so rude. Please hurry up with the medical research, don't let the cost put you off.

Draconian Drug laws are fuelling theft, murder, suicide and paranoia throughout the world. Please consider legalising all Drugs, or at least allow individual countries to decide for themselves.

afghanistan cannabis

Some people like myself who can not take alcohol in a responsible manner take cannabis.

I work full time and pay my taxes and have not had a day off with illness for many years.

I hate having to hand over my money to fund criminal activity just so i can have a joint to relax and stop the pain of a dislocating shoulder and bad back.

My idea, like most, is to decriminalise cannabis but I have a solution on how to supply the market and solve the problem of the poppy farmers in Afghanistan. The farmers could grow the cannabis, the UK could buy it to supply the cannabis shops in England hence creating alot of jobs in the UK. People like myself would know our money was going back into the UK economy and would help the Afghan farmers (& their government) with a sustainable crop.

An age limit could be applied, the illegal market for cannabis would dry up and we would be able to smoke some nice black which would also stop alot of the very potent " skunk " strains from causing people problems.

 

Why is this idea important?

Some people like myself who can not take alcohol in a responsible manner take cannabis.

I work full time and pay my taxes and have not had a day off with illness for many years.

I hate having to hand over my money to fund criminal activity just so i can have a joint to relax and stop the pain of a dislocating shoulder and bad back.

My idea, like most, is to decriminalise cannabis but I have a solution on how to supply the market and solve the problem of the poppy farmers in Afghanistan. The farmers could grow the cannabis, the UK could buy it to supply the cannabis shops in England hence creating alot of jobs in the UK. People like myself would know our money was going back into the UK economy and would help the Afghan farmers (& their government) with a sustainable crop.

An age limit could be applied, the illegal market for cannabis would dry up and we would be able to smoke some nice black which would also stop alot of the very potent " skunk " strains from causing people problems.

 

Drug law repeal

It amazes me that we are criminalising large numbers of young people by restricting certain chemicals. Bombs, yes. But recreational drugs? I hardly see the point. Unless they are lethal, in which case, don't ban them but label them as such.

Why is this idea important?

It amazes me that we are criminalising large numbers of young people by restricting certain chemicals. Bombs, yes. But recreational drugs? I hardly see the point. Unless they are lethal, in which case, don't ban them but label them as such.

Legalise all Drugs

I believe not all drugs, even the harmful ones should be legalised. Why? Because while something is illegal there is NO regulation of it. Which is why it is so harmful to users and so profitable to sellers.

Legalisation does not have to mean encourage the use of drugs. It can mean make it a medical problem, rather then a legal one, when the only person an addict harms through their drug use is themselves. All drug related crime, be it addicts stealing for a fix or gang related crime, all come from the legal status of drugs. If there was legal, safe, regulated access to drugs, then the only problem remaining is treating the addicts. Which would be far cheaper for the tax payer then funding a hopeless drug war. Especially considering the potential money there is to be made from taxing the mostly harmless drugs such as cannabis.

The final point I have to make is that it is very foolish to keeps drugs illegal when after years of fighting to end drug use it has only inreased. It is impossible to stop people using drugs. Even in places such as China where drug users are executed, there are still plenty who use them anyway.

So please, lets change our drug policy from one based on racism and propaganda to one based on scientific evidence. Before too much damage is done.

Why is this idea important?

I believe not all drugs, even the harmful ones should be legalised. Why? Because while something is illegal there is NO regulation of it. Which is why it is so harmful to users and so profitable to sellers.

Legalisation does not have to mean encourage the use of drugs. It can mean make it a medical problem, rather then a legal one, when the only person an addict harms through their drug use is themselves. All drug related crime, be it addicts stealing for a fix or gang related crime, all come from the legal status of drugs. If there was legal, safe, regulated access to drugs, then the only problem remaining is treating the addicts. Which would be far cheaper for the tax payer then funding a hopeless drug war. Especially considering the potential money there is to be made from taxing the mostly harmless drugs such as cannabis.

The final point I have to make is that it is very foolish to keeps drugs illegal when after years of fighting to end drug use it has only inreased. It is impossible to stop people using drugs. Even in places such as China where drug users are executed, there are still plenty who use them anyway.

So please, lets change our drug policy from one based on racism and propaganda to one based on scientific evidence. Before too much damage is done.

Random drug testing for people claiming unemployment benifits.

Randomly drug test all claimants of unemployment benifits, any person failing a drug test should have cash benifits withheld and instead be issued food stamps.

Why is this idea important?

Randomly drug test all claimants of unemployment benifits, any person failing a drug test should have cash benifits withheld and instead be issued food stamps.

Take the “for sale” off our politicians backs!

Every party should not be allowed to recieve donations over £100 per person and the government should pay the rest of the money required for the campaign, but set a reasonable cap on the amount of money they spend.

Why is this idea important?

Every party should not be allowed to recieve donations over £100 per person and the government should pay the rest of the money required for the campaign, but set a reasonable cap on the amount of money they spend.

END CANNABIS PROHIBITION OR JUSTIFY ITS USE

so on the 26 of Jan 2009 Gordon browns government re graded cannabis to a class B drug to send out a message , the message went out and the criminal gangs flocked , they had heard there was big money to be made in the uk again under the unregulated sales of cannabis . most of the former ACMD members warned against this but were ignored , Allen johnson said " a line was  drawn , advisers  advise and politicians have the final say ", the coalition government are following the same anti science based approach of biased prohibition at stretched costs  with no justification of its destructive self serving use

 

for example on the 26 of Jan 2009 brown s government  ignored the science and evidence at the publics cost , from Jan 2009 UK cannabis production doubled , this can be seen in this link :  http://www.acpo.police.uk/asp/policies/Data/064a%20UK%20National%20Problem%20Profile%20Cultivation%20of%20Cannabis.pdf

 

its an ACPO report that claims large scale cannabis production is a growing problem , its own scientific graph clearly shows  a spike in cannabis production from Jan 2009 to meet demand ,just what the former advisers warned against ,

this is more clear evidence that prohibition is counter productive at setting out to do what it claims it will , its implemented with the notion it will reduce all drug related harms but in fact it increases  all public harm and costs and like a paradox its  own created harms are used to justify and implement more of itself , more prohibition ,  good unbiased random controlled scientific evidence proves prohibition will never work in a democracy , we also have evidence of this from 1920 America

 

my idea is  to look for a scientific proven way to do everything prohibition claims it will do at reducing overall drug related crime and  harms  for a fraction of the cost and time while restoring public trust and respect without funding major crime nor making the poor  into criminals  through the temptation of easy money and the threat of rough living!

Why is this idea important?

so on the 26 of Jan 2009 Gordon browns government re graded cannabis to a class B drug to send out a message , the message went out and the criminal gangs flocked , they had heard there was big money to be made in the uk again under the unregulated sales of cannabis . most of the former ACMD members warned against this but were ignored , Allen johnson said " a line was  drawn , advisers  advise and politicians have the final say ", the coalition government are following the same anti science based approach of biased prohibition at stretched costs  with no justification of its destructive self serving use

 

for example on the 26 of Jan 2009 brown s government  ignored the science and evidence at the publics cost , from Jan 2009 UK cannabis production doubled , this can be seen in this link :  http://www.acpo.police.uk/asp/policies/Data/064a%20UK%20National%20Problem%20Profile%20Cultivation%20of%20Cannabis.pdf

 

its an ACPO report that claims large scale cannabis production is a growing problem , its own scientific graph clearly shows  a spike in cannabis production from Jan 2009 to meet demand ,just what the former advisers warned against ,

this is more clear evidence that prohibition is counter productive at setting out to do what it claims it will , its implemented with the notion it will reduce all drug related harms but in fact it increases  all public harm and costs and like a paradox its  own created harms are used to justify and implement more of itself , more prohibition ,  good unbiased random controlled scientific evidence proves prohibition will never work in a democracy , we also have evidence of this from 1920 America

 

my idea is  to look for a scientific proven way to do everything prohibition claims it will do at reducing overall drug related crime and  harms  for a fraction of the cost and time while restoring public trust and respect without funding major crime nor making the poor  into criminals  through the temptation of easy money and the threat of rough living!

ban alchohol and tobacco

I believe in a fair society so as recreational drugs are banned I believe it should be extended to all drugs . I believe there should be a prison term for the peddlers of booze (including the Houses of Commons )and tobacco use should attract a minimum of 10years in prison and 40 lashes ,lets have a bit of fairness

Why is this idea important?

I believe in a fair society so as recreational drugs are banned I believe it should be extended to all drugs . I believe there should be a prison term for the peddlers of booze (including the Houses of Commons )and tobacco use should attract a minimum of 10years in prison and 40 lashes ,lets have a bit of fairness

something politicians find hard to grasp about drugs

Whether something is branded illegal or legal has no effect on supply and demand nor any effect on whether people choose to take it. Drugs as harmless as cannabis are branded illegal for some reason, this to me shows that politicians know little about the drug and therefore why would I listen to their opinions on other drugs? Look at methadrone, before the media went crazy and hyped up the british public (which isn’t hard to do, most people will believe anything their precious daily mail says) I hadn’t even heard of it and minimal people were using it but as soon as the papers gave people the idea to use it low and behold everyone’s on it, the pub across the road from where I live is full of people ‘dronin’ off their face, before the methadrone ban it was full of people consuming alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. This is just one example of many how the ban hammer doesn’t work. You can’t wave a magic wand and it all goes away. The biggest risk for a heroin user is drug dealers, dirty needles and contaminated heroin not the substance itself. The same goes for most drugs branded illegal, the biggest risk for the consumer is the black market. More harm than good amounts from prohibition. Anyone who wishes to use any illegal drug can do so, prohibition doesn’t halt them in the slightest. There is nothing wrong with taking drugs every single one of has done so at one point or another whether it be alcohol, paracetamol, or crack cocaine. I can assure everyone on the planet people are not going to stop taking them and why should they? as long as not one other person is negatively effected by it. Its very simple either the government or respectable businesses regulate drugs or criminals will, it is a case of one or the other. These are the only two options when dealing with drugs. Drugs are THE most profitable business in the world, fact and criminals are reaping the benefits every hour of every day until this government decides to take the business out of their hands. Wouldn’t it be better for society if all addicts were registered and monitored as oppose to being left to their own devices funding the black market? Finally, who has the right to tell anyone else what they can do with their own body?

Why is this idea important?

Whether something is branded illegal or legal has no effect on supply and demand nor any effect on whether people choose to take it. Drugs as harmless as cannabis are branded illegal for some reason, this to me shows that politicians know little about the drug and therefore why would I listen to their opinions on other drugs? Look at methadrone, before the media went crazy and hyped up the british public (which isn’t hard to do, most people will believe anything their precious daily mail says) I hadn’t even heard of it and minimal people were using it but as soon as the papers gave people the idea to use it low and behold everyone’s on it, the pub across the road from where I live is full of people ‘dronin’ off their face, before the methadrone ban it was full of people consuming alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. This is just one example of many how the ban hammer doesn’t work. You can’t wave a magic wand and it all goes away. The biggest risk for a heroin user is drug dealers, dirty needles and contaminated heroin not the substance itself. The same goes for most drugs branded illegal, the biggest risk for the consumer is the black market. More harm than good amounts from prohibition. Anyone who wishes to use any illegal drug can do so, prohibition doesn’t halt them in the slightest. There is nothing wrong with taking drugs every single one of has done so at one point or another whether it be alcohol, paracetamol, or crack cocaine. I can assure everyone on the planet people are not going to stop taking them and why should they? as long as not one other person is negatively effected by it. Its very simple either the government or respectable businesses regulate drugs or criminals will, it is a case of one or the other. These are the only two options when dealing with drugs. Drugs are THE most profitable business in the world, fact and criminals are reaping the benefits every hour of every day until this government decides to take the business out of their hands. Wouldn’t it be better for society if all addicts were registered and monitored as oppose to being left to their own devices funding the black market? Finally, who has the right to tell anyone else what they can do with their own body?

Legalise Drugs

Illegal drugs contribute about 1% of the worlds GDP. In 2003 the trade was worth $322bn. The figure now is much higher. The majority of that money goes into the hands of criminals. While that is bad enough the total cost of policing and locking up people as a result of the drugs trade cost even more. The majority of people i know are professional and have good jobs, but they have also done drugs at some point. Very few are addicts. The ones that have been unfortunate have a problem which needs medical/pyscological help. They do not need to be locked away. There is evidence in countries such as Portugal and Holland that have a tollerance of drugs that it does not lead to an increased number of addicts. Human have always taken drugs in one form – be it alcohol or canabis. The goverment could raise huge amounts of tax (to pay off the deficit), make sure drug use is controlled and stop wasting money on poilce/prisons.

Why is this idea important?

Illegal drugs contribute about 1% of the worlds GDP. In 2003 the trade was worth $322bn. The figure now is much higher. The majority of that money goes into the hands of criminals. While that is bad enough the total cost of policing and locking up people as a result of the drugs trade cost even more. The majority of people i know are professional and have good jobs, but they have also done drugs at some point. Very few are addicts. The ones that have been unfortunate have a problem which needs medical/pyscological help. They do not need to be locked away. There is evidence in countries such as Portugal and Holland that have a tollerance of drugs that it does not lead to an increased number of addicts. Human have always taken drugs in one form – be it alcohol or canabis. The goverment could raise huge amounts of tax (to pay off the deficit), make sure drug use is controlled and stop wasting money on poilce/prisons.

Decriminalize minor drug offences .

Decriminalize minor drug offences and tax the sector with legal state run outlets , thereby freeing up the criminal justice system for more pressing areas , destroying areas of the illegal trade in drugs that involves huge public  expenditure  and is largely ineffective.

Renforcing driving laws and workplace checks will provide adequate safeguard against abuse and in the case of cannabis will all but prevent the use of this type of drug as it remains in the bloodstream for up to 30 days .

Why is this idea important?

Decriminalize minor drug offences and tax the sector with legal state run outlets , thereby freeing up the criminal justice system for more pressing areas , destroying areas of the illegal trade in drugs that involves huge public  expenditure  and is largely ineffective.

Renforcing driving laws and workplace checks will provide adequate safeguard against abuse and in the case of cannabis will all but prevent the use of this type of drug as it remains in the bloodstream for up to 30 days .