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.

Ethnic Gangs in the inner cities, and BNP Cops.

Just sent this to my MP, but I'll add it here.

 

Who do you turn to if the Police can't do anything and you are in real danger?  Do you join a gang?  Or stay alone and risk life and limb as The Police are powerless?

Most people do not consider suicide to be an option, so when the local services suddenly become seriously unreliable you have a problem.  And not much choice in some cases.  Stick to 'some level of safety' with the gangs, or no safety at all and possible serious injury/ death.

 

This leads into 'how do ethnic gangs form?'.

Why is this idea important?

Just sent this to my MP, but I'll add it here.

 

Who do you turn to if the Police can't do anything and you are in real danger?  Do you join a gang?  Or stay alone and risk life and limb as The Police are powerless?

Most people do not consider suicide to be an option, so when the local services suddenly become seriously unreliable you have a problem.  And not much choice in some cases.  Stick to 'some level of safety' with the gangs, or no safety at all and possible serious injury/ death.

 

This leads into 'how do ethnic gangs form?'.

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.

Repeal the ability for the police to issue curfews and break up groups of youths, but once the problem is solved.

Surely the best, and most efficient way to tackle youth crime is to hit the problem at its roots: The gap between privileged and un-privileged.

Most vandals and ASBO holders are from deprived areas where education is, let's say, not as strong as in other places. The emphasis in some, not all, of these areas is possibly the culprit. Possibly the biggest problem is the emphasis on C grades at GCSE Level. Students of a higher level in these areas are often forgotten about and the school focuses its full academic attention on those with a borderline grade performance. Students should all be encouraged to aim for the highest grades, rather than having the implication that they 'make do' with the bell-curve average.

Also, many youths who are members of a violent gang are, for the sake of argument, often not of as high an intellect as their non-violent counterparts. If, however, enough attention were paid to these people as they went through the base-levels of the education system, it is likely they would show no interest whatsoever in violence and narcotic

Solutions: 1-Close, or shrink, the gap between privileged and non-priviliged-Possibly by taxing the wealthy more, or offering incentives to Youths who achieve high-grade(A*,A,B) passes in exams. Incentives such as a one-off bonus payment of around £1000. This would easily be recouped later through the higher rates of income tax they would pay, and would also encourage youths to put a lot of effort into their education.

2-Encourage smaller class sizes at lower levels of education, and higher levels too if possible, allowing each student the attention they deserve.

3-Don't 'enemise' youths. Repeal the rights for the police to disperse groups of youths "just because".

Why is this idea important?

Surely the best, and most efficient way to tackle youth crime is to hit the problem at its roots: The gap between privileged and un-privileged.

Most vandals and ASBO holders are from deprived areas where education is, let's say, not as strong as in other places. The emphasis in some, not all, of these areas is possibly the culprit. Possibly the biggest problem is the emphasis on C grades at GCSE Level. Students of a higher level in these areas are often forgotten about and the school focuses its full academic attention on those with a borderline grade performance. Students should all be encouraged to aim for the highest grades, rather than having the implication that they 'make do' with the bell-curve average.

Also, many youths who are members of a violent gang are, for the sake of argument, often not of as high an intellect as their non-violent counterparts. If, however, enough attention were paid to these people as they went through the base-levels of the education system, it is likely they would show no interest whatsoever in violence and narcotic

Solutions: 1-Close, or shrink, the gap between privileged and non-priviliged-Possibly by taxing the wealthy more, or offering incentives to Youths who achieve high-grade(A*,A,B) passes in exams. Incentives such as a one-off bonus payment of around £1000. This would easily be recouped later through the higher rates of income tax they would pay, and would also encourage youths to put a lot of effort into their education.

2-Encourage smaller class sizes at lower levels of education, and higher levels too if possible, allowing each student the attention they deserve.

3-Don't 'enemise' youths. Repeal the rights for the police to disperse groups of youths "just because".

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.

Allow parents to slap their children within reason

If asking nicely doesn’t work, because we’re human some must remember not robots people need to raise their voice, if that doesn’t work you need to raise it further, if that doesn’t work you should be allowed to warn them of a slap, if that doesn’t work a slap needs to be administered as you shouldn’t really change your mind at this point. When I slap my children they laugh and say that wasn’t a slap, I try a bit harder and they still take the Mickey, it stiill needs to be within reason i know but The government doesn’t know this concept I believe. Now when I ‘ m abroad I slap them outside without fear of being reported. Going to their room doesn’t work because they love it… I don’ t want to raise incorrigible children who turn into adults no one can control and then getting someone like Brown saying you see how you sort it out. I’d like to see how he copes. Now you have parent counseling teachers not using the word slapping as it is not p.c. And people not knowing how to cope with situations themselves, get paid and in so many words expect you to deal with it, as the’y’re your kids after all. Now i have kids who tell me what to do and I want to cry because I am the mother but I always have to worry on what is legal or what will bring others whose children’s current behavior we don’t know away from us. When my children turn to teenagers and I tell them don’t smoke or drink or take drugs who is there to support me if they do? It will be worse someone unrelated will come probably two or more holding them from their arms, menacing them and put them in a room with a toilet. Can’t they see that. Some force verbal or not has to be used at some point with kids from an early age? Also when they get into gangs after you repeatedly tell them not. To but they still do for many reasons one may be because they do what they like and there has never been anyone firm enough, just someone saying you cannot do this, for fear that anything more may be seen as abuse,like that poor mum who got followed by a policeman because she warned the children of a good hiding at home, her name is now on record. If one of my children dies in gang warfare, everyone else gets a goodnight sleep but me. I need to impose boundaries on my children and they can’t Always be soft again I stress within reason.

Why is this idea important?

If asking nicely doesn’t work, because we’re human some must remember not robots people need to raise their voice, if that doesn’t work you need to raise it further, if that doesn’t work you should be allowed to warn them of a slap, if that doesn’t work a slap needs to be administered as you shouldn’t really change your mind at this point. When I slap my children they laugh and say that wasn’t a slap, I try a bit harder and they still take the Mickey, it stiill needs to be within reason i know but The government doesn’t know this concept I believe. Now when I ‘ m abroad I slap them outside without fear of being reported. Going to their room doesn’t work because they love it… I don’ t want to raise incorrigible children who turn into adults no one can control and then getting someone like Brown saying you see how you sort it out. I’d like to see how he copes. Now you have parent counseling teachers not using the word slapping as it is not p.c. And people not knowing how to cope with situations themselves, get paid and in so many words expect you to deal with it, as the’y’re your kids after all. Now i have kids who tell me what to do and I want to cry because I am the mother but I always have to worry on what is legal or what will bring others whose children’s current behavior we don’t know away from us. When my children turn to teenagers and I tell them don’t smoke or drink or take drugs who is there to support me if they do? It will be worse someone unrelated will come probably two or more holding them from their arms, menacing them and put them in a room with a toilet. Can’t they see that. Some force verbal or not has to be used at some point with kids from an early age? Also when they get into gangs after you repeatedly tell them not. To but they still do for many reasons one may be because they do what they like and there has never been anyone firm enough, just someone saying you cannot do this, for fear that anything more may be seen as abuse,like that poor mum who got followed by a policeman because she warned the children of a good hiding at home, her name is now on record. If one of my children dies in gang warfare, everyone else gets a goodnight sleep but me. I need to impose boundaries on my children and they can’t Always be soft again I stress within reason.