Change laws on drugs

I believe that by legalising drugs would result as follows

1. Taking the control away from drug traffickers

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

3. A potential source of tax

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

5. One also control the quality and quantity of drugs

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

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

Why is this idea important?

I believe that by legalising drugs would result as follows

1. Taking the control away from drug traffickers

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

3. A potential source of tax

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

5. One also control the quality and quantity of drugs

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

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

Decriminalise drugs. Let people grow cannabis .

Let drugs be decriminalised for the end user.  Use the funds saved through the whole justice system, police, courts and prison for realistic help for people for whom their dependency is creating difficulties in their life, including the drug, alcohol.  

The truth is for a large section of illegal drug users the only problem is the fact that the drug of their choice is illegal: this fact alone causes the havoc and can result in a criminal record, even though in every other way people are managing their own lives.

I would suggest the Government should at least listen to the advice from our experts in the field of drug classification and let drugs be classified in a rational way.  Let people grow cannabis under the laws similar to those for tobacco?

The 'It must be ok – it's legal!' headset stems from misinformation: the artificial separation between alcohol and other drugs leads to startling stats like in 2005 25% of deaths of 16 – 24 yr old men and 15% of women of the same age were alcohol related. 

 

Why is this idea important?

Let drugs be decriminalised for the end user.  Use the funds saved through the whole justice system, police, courts and prison for realistic help for people for whom their dependency is creating difficulties in their life, including the drug, alcohol.  

The truth is for a large section of illegal drug users the only problem is the fact that the drug of their choice is illegal: this fact alone causes the havoc and can result in a criminal record, even though in every other way people are managing their own lives.

I would suggest the Government should at least listen to the advice from our experts in the field of drug classification and let drugs be classified in a rational way.  Let people grow cannabis under the laws similar to those for tobacco?

The 'It must be ok – it's legal!' headset stems from misinformation: the artificial separation between alcohol and other drugs leads to startling stats like in 2005 25% of deaths of 16 – 24 yr old men and 15% of women of the same age were alcohol related. 

 

Prohibition Has Failed.

I don't agree that all drugs should be instantly decriminalized. Some obviously have a very profound effect on the user and society as well as being highly addictive, such as heroin. However, Carl (the creator of this request), has laid out many of the key issues as to why this current state of affairs cannot continue.

It is my opinion that the coalition government should commission a thorough scientific investigation of the impacts of drugs, physiologically, psychologically, and to society as a whole. Such a commission should also look at how other nations of handled their 'drug problem' such as The Netherlands and certain South American nations such as Mexico and Chile. Much has already been written regarding these countries new policies, and most of it is positive. It can be read online, often published by reputable scientific investigators and social analysts, not just amateur bloggers. Through the examination of the precedent set in other countries and scientific research that can be undertaken with the support of the government, we can decide which drugs are safe, and which, if any, should remain illegal.

I would hold the coalition to maintain higher standards than New Labour, and to listen to the advice of its scientists, rather than disregarding any findings that it does not approve of, or could be politically controversial.
 

Why is this idea important?

I don't agree that all drugs should be instantly decriminalized. Some obviously have a very profound effect on the user and society as well as being highly addictive, such as heroin. However, Carl (the creator of this request), has laid out many of the key issues as to why this current state of affairs cannot continue.

It is my opinion that the coalition government should commission a thorough scientific investigation of the impacts of drugs, physiologically, psychologically, and to society as a whole. Such a commission should also look at how other nations of handled their 'drug problem' such as The Netherlands and certain South American nations such as Mexico and Chile. Much has already been written regarding these countries new policies, and most of it is positive. It can be read online, often published by reputable scientific investigators and social analysts, not just amateur bloggers. Through the examination of the precedent set in other countries and scientific research that can be undertaken with the support of the government, we can decide which drugs are safe, and which, if any, should remain illegal.

I would hold the coalition to maintain higher standards than New Labour, and to listen to the advice of its scientists, rather than disregarding any findings that it does not approve of, or could be politically controversial.
 

Cannabis ‘gateway’ drug’ or the lesser evil?

 

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

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

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

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

Is Britain a democracy?  Apparently so.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Why is this idea important?

 

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

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

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

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

Is Britain a democracy?  Apparently so.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Let the people grow

Let the people grow all the cannabis they want. Tax any sales of the product by weight. All you would need is a medical herb traders licence, one of payment to the gov of £100 registering you with tax man. People could make money and the government wound make money staring with that fee everyone would want to pay. cannabis=money.

Why is this idea important?

Let the people grow all the cannabis they want. Tax any sales of the product by weight. All you would need is a medical herb traders licence, one of payment to the gov of £100 registering you with tax man. People could make money and the government wound make money staring with that fee everyone would want to pay. cannabis=money.

Medical cannabis ,legal

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

Why is this idea important?

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

Cannabis: “Let us declare Nature as legitimate. All plants should be declared legal. The notion of illegal plants in a civilised society is obnoxious, ridiculous and absurd.”

 

It can be stated as fact that more time, money and effort have been spent on the trials, studies, and experiments to discredit cannabis than any other known plant material!

     And what are the findings? Flaky, flimsy, fringe statements that might or might not be conceived as a health risk based on even more shaky suppositions!

     In plain English, the money they have spent trying to denounce this plant, the volume of time that has been allocated for this purpose, the quantity of trials dedicated to this pursuit, has in effect yielded nothing of any consequence!

     In fact the true conclusion is that they have indirectly and collectively given cannabis a clean bill of health. With regard to the negative effects of cannabis; if all that they can come up with is a lot less concerning than the down sides of aspirin, then indeed cannabis should be hailed as the great medicinal plant that it truly is…. If you spend enough time and money you can discredit almost anything. This has not been the case with cannabis. Simply put, the truth can never be suppressed.

     “Let us declare Nature as legitimate. All plants should be declared legal. The notion of illegal plants in a civilised society is obnoxious, ridiculous and absurd.”

Why is this idea important?

 

It can be stated as fact that more time, money and effort have been spent on the trials, studies, and experiments to discredit cannabis than any other known plant material!

     And what are the findings? Flaky, flimsy, fringe statements that might or might not be conceived as a health risk based on even more shaky suppositions!

     In plain English, the money they have spent trying to denounce this plant, the volume of time that has been allocated for this purpose, the quantity of trials dedicated to this pursuit, has in effect yielded nothing of any consequence!

     In fact the true conclusion is that they have indirectly and collectively given cannabis a clean bill of health. With regard to the negative effects of cannabis; if all that they can come up with is a lot less concerning than the down sides of aspirin, then indeed cannabis should be hailed as the great medicinal plant that it truly is…. If you spend enough time and money you can discredit almost anything. This has not been the case with cannabis. Simply put, the truth can never be suppressed.

     “Let us declare Nature as legitimate. All plants should be declared legal. The notion of illegal plants in a civilised society is obnoxious, ridiculous and absurd.”

Repeal Drugs Prohibition

The UK has long participated in the "Global War On Drugs". In spite of this, all research and anecdotal evidence suggests that the use of currently illegal drugs is increasing.

Arguements are made pertaining to the health and societal aspects of drug use being detrimental to the country. This is almost always overstated and often detracts from rational discussion on the subject.

What is proposed?

  • The prohibition of all drugs currently illegal to posses or use should end.
  • Those who wish to purchase previously illegal drugs should be able to obtain them from licenced and reputable vendors such as chemists.
  • Registration could be implemented in order to allow analysis of purchasing patterns to identify those who are potentially at risk from any proven health concerns.
  • VAT to be applied to these sales earning the government much needed revenue.
  • Quality control to be ensured by those licenced to manufacture and supply.

Why is this idea important?

The UK has long participated in the "Global War On Drugs". In spite of this, all research and anecdotal evidence suggests that the use of currently illegal drugs is increasing.

Arguements are made pertaining to the health and societal aspects of drug use being detrimental to the country. This is almost always overstated and often detracts from rational discussion on the subject.

What is proposed?

  • The prohibition of all drugs currently illegal to posses or use should end.
  • Those who wish to purchase previously illegal drugs should be able to obtain them from licenced and reputable vendors such as chemists.
  • Registration could be implemented in order to allow analysis of purchasing patterns to identify those who are potentially at risk from any proven health concerns.
  • VAT to be applied to these sales earning the government much needed revenue.
  • Quality control to be ensured by those licenced to manufacture and supply.

cannabis

as for the problems with prisons.majority of the prisoners are there due to cannabis.i reckon it should be legalised.i am disabled and the doctors cant do anything about it.im in pain 24 hr a day.all the pain tablets short of morphene the doctors have tried on me and none work.they will not give me morphene.so i tried cannabis for the first time in 10 years i didnt have much pain(bare in mind im only 24).i reckon they should legalise cannabis especially medically.

Why is this idea important?

as for the problems with prisons.majority of the prisoners are there due to cannabis.i reckon it should be legalised.i am disabled and the doctors cant do anything about it.im in pain 24 hr a day.all the pain tablets short of morphene the doctors have tried on me and none work.they will not give me morphene.so i tried cannabis for the first time in 10 years i didnt have much pain(bare in mind im only 24).i reckon they should legalise cannabis especially medically.

Legalise cannabis for recreational and medical use

A simple idea.

Remove the prohibition of cannabis and allow the millions of regular users in the UK to legally grow their own plants, and buy from regulated, tax-paying retailers.

Why is this idea important?

A simple idea.

Remove the prohibition of cannabis and allow the millions of regular users in the UK to legally grow their own plants, and buy from regulated, tax-paying retailers.