The Truth about Cannabis

 

Quite frankly, i'm shocked with society, the way people are forced to be materialistic and promote the destruction of the planet all for this precious 'profit'. I'm not a naturist but as Joe Rogan said, 'If an alien looked at earth and saw western civilization from space, it would look identical to a living organism infected with cancer.' Industrialization is like any other substance, best in moderation. 

Although, not all is bad, there is such a plant which has unprecedented potential. From clothing to food, Medicine to bio-fuel or simply using it for recreational purposes. Cannabis is quite literally a fuel for life. Furthermore there is a clear difference between harmful drugs such as Coke Heroin and Alcohol compared to cannabis which is harmful drugs have to be refined. Alcohol must go through a distillery similar to Coke and heroin. 

It is easy to see the effects of harmful drugs on society, Look at the rates of drink driving and assault motivated purely by alcoholic rage. I agree that most alcohol consumers are kind, but so are the majority of coke users, they just don't tell you they use the substance. 

In my opinion, It should be a crime to illegalize any natural substance due to its presence being proof that its existence is harmonious and most likely beneficial to our ecosystem. 

In conclusion, Please do whatever you can to help legalize Cannabis, too many innocent lives are ruined by the countries stern anti-cannbis laws and whos ambitions are crushed by the people who promised better chances. No Victim No Crime.

P.S. Please visit http://www.phoenixtears.ca/article/resources/links/granny-s-list/grannys-list.html It lists all of the scientific studies into the effects of Cannabis. 

P.P.S Im very proud of that source, there is so much evidence it is ludicrous to doubt the medical benefits of Cannabis anymore,

Why is this idea important?

 

Quite frankly, i'm shocked with society, the way people are forced to be materialistic and promote the destruction of the planet all for this precious 'profit'. I'm not a naturist but as Joe Rogan said, 'If an alien looked at earth and saw western civilization from space, it would look identical to a living organism infected with cancer.' Industrialization is like any other substance, best in moderation. 

Although, not all is bad, there is such a plant which has unprecedented potential. From clothing to food, Medicine to bio-fuel or simply using it for recreational purposes. Cannabis is quite literally a fuel for life. Furthermore there is a clear difference between harmful drugs such as Coke Heroin and Alcohol compared to cannabis which is harmful drugs have to be refined. Alcohol must go through a distillery similar to Coke and heroin. 

It is easy to see the effects of harmful drugs on society, Look at the rates of drink driving and assault motivated purely by alcoholic rage. I agree that most alcohol consumers are kind, but so are the majority of coke users, they just don't tell you they use the substance. 

In my opinion, It should be a crime to illegalize any natural substance due to its presence being proof that its existence is harmonious and most likely beneficial to our ecosystem. 

In conclusion, Please do whatever you can to help legalize Cannabis, too many innocent lives are ruined by the countries stern anti-cannbis laws and whos ambitions are crushed by the people who promised better chances. No Victim No Crime.

P.S. Please visit http://www.phoenixtears.ca/article/resources/links/granny-s-list/grannys-list.html It lists all of the scientific studies into the effects of Cannabis. 

P.P.S Im very proud of that source, there is so much evidence it is ludicrous to doubt the medical benefits of Cannabis anymore,

The legalisation of cannabis as a tradable commodity

In todays society is it really fair to legalise a plant that nearly every single person in the country has used? Im seventeen years old and tried my first spliff at 13. Every single person i know smokes it and its even easier to get than alcohol. Why? BECAUSE its illegal. Alcohol is so hard to get when young because a person who serves someone who is underage, can get a criminal sentence but they can still make a profit from selling alcohol to people legally allowed to consume it, therefore they are more likely to enforce the law themselves. Thats why the alcohol laws work. sort of.

Cannabis is by far one of the most softest drugs on the streets. Your childs baby food probably has more harmful chemicals in than cannabis. It can also be used for medical purposes and hemp can be used to make biofuel, fabrics, robe and is an eco friendly alternative to paper. If cannabis was used in the same way as alcohol, not only would less people be using it but it would make it safer, reduce crime, prevent young people from using it and, the huge amounts of money that cannabis makes, wouldn't be going into the hands of the criminals, but would be put back into society in the form of taxes etc. 

List of drugs that have caused more deaths than Cannabis (in no particular order):

Heroin | Caffeine | Aspirin | nicotine | Cocaine | Alcohol | Methadrone (legal highs) |  ecstacy

 

Why is this idea important?

In todays society is it really fair to legalise a plant that nearly every single person in the country has used? Im seventeen years old and tried my first spliff at 13. Every single person i know smokes it and its even easier to get than alcohol. Why? BECAUSE its illegal. Alcohol is so hard to get when young because a person who serves someone who is underage, can get a criminal sentence but they can still make a profit from selling alcohol to people legally allowed to consume it, therefore they are more likely to enforce the law themselves. Thats why the alcohol laws work. sort of.

Cannabis is by far one of the most softest drugs on the streets. Your childs baby food probably has more harmful chemicals in than cannabis. It can also be used for medical purposes and hemp can be used to make biofuel, fabrics, robe and is an eco friendly alternative to paper. If cannabis was used in the same way as alcohol, not only would less people be using it but it would make it safer, reduce crime, prevent young people from using it and, the huge amounts of money that cannabis makes, wouldn't be going into the hands of the criminals, but would be put back into society in the form of taxes etc. 

List of drugs that have caused more deaths than Cannabis (in no particular order):

Heroin | Caffeine | Aspirin | nicotine | Cocaine | Alcohol | Methadrone (legal highs) |  ecstacy

 

Make drugs legal to own and produce but illegal to trade

There are many ideas on here relating to drug prohibition, what im suggested may be looked at by many as simply a repeat but I feel it is something new.

 

I do not believe drugs are the problem in society, its the trade itself and the crime it funds.

My proposal is to make personal consumption of drugs legal but the trade illegal, maybe with even more severe punishments than currently exist. For example, if a guy is caught on the street corner with a variety of drugs in large quantities (clearly a dealer) then he gets put inside for a long time. On the other hand if John Smith is found to have four cannabis plants in his garden and caught having a smoke, he is well within his rights. I feel the same should apply to all drugs in this sense, people can grow their own mushrooms, if they want opium let them grow their own poppies and do so.

It may be a harder system to put in place, which is why i feel more severe punishments should be used for dealers, importers, and people who profit form the drug trade. Police drug crime units would still exist and get the satisfaction of busting Cocaine wharehouses, drug cartels wouldnt be getting their money, but the citizens of Britain who wish to have the freedom they deserve can do what they please as an individual

Why is this idea important?

There are many ideas on here relating to drug prohibition, what im suggested may be looked at by many as simply a repeat but I feel it is something new.

 

I do not believe drugs are the problem in society, its the trade itself and the crime it funds.

My proposal is to make personal consumption of drugs legal but the trade illegal, maybe with even more severe punishments than currently exist. For example, if a guy is caught on the street corner with a variety of drugs in large quantities (clearly a dealer) then he gets put inside for a long time. On the other hand if John Smith is found to have four cannabis plants in his garden and caught having a smoke, he is well within his rights. I feel the same should apply to all drugs in this sense, people can grow their own mushrooms, if they want opium let them grow their own poppies and do so.

It may be a harder system to put in place, which is why i feel more severe punishments should be used for dealers, importers, and people who profit form the drug trade. Police drug crime units would still exist and get the satisfaction of busting Cocaine wharehouses, drug cartels wouldnt be getting their money, but the citizens of Britain who wish to have the freedom they deserve can do what they please as an individual

Freedom to grow cannabis for personal use.

Freedom to grow and dry cannabis if it is

*for personal use only

*not for resale or supply to others

*not grown with propagation equipment and lights, but naturally

*the grower is over the age of 21

*in your own home or garden, and not on an allotment or public space, or someone else's land.

Why is this idea important?

Freedom to grow and dry cannabis if it is

*for personal use only

*not for resale or supply to others

*not grown with propagation equipment and lights, but naturally

*the grower is over the age of 21

*in your own home or garden, and not on an allotment or public space, or someone else's land.

herbal highs

I have a shop in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre that sells "herbal highs" and i feel that instead of banning them they should welcome them. When I first opened four years ago i had a range of party pills which contained the now banned substance BZB or piperazines. There were no reported deaths or indeed bad side affects attributed to these products. In fact after the research I did on them I would have happily preffered my own children to experiment with them rather than take the risk of trying street drugs which are cut with some really nasty things such as ketamine and heroin. A lot of kids want to experiment with drugs at some point and these herbal highs were a safer alternative for them if they felt they had to take anything. BANNING THINGS OUTRIGHT DOES NOT MAKE THEM GO AWAY!!! At least when they were being sold in the shops my staff would not sell them to youngsters under the age of 18 and even if they did find their way to underage kids at least they were safe.  They were no where near as strong or dangerous as the latest batch of "herbals" which have recently had, and quite rightly,  bad press. What the government fails to see is that there is a huge demand for these products and not from your local "smackheads" or junkies but from respectable people from all walks of life, indeed the hard drug users who use street drugs are not interested in the herbals as they dont believe they are  as strong as the street versions. I have many customers who used the cannibanoids found in products such as the Spice incense blends to help them relax after a hard day at the office. I myself have used it to help me to sleep and I do not define myself as a drug user or a menace to society. Now that Spice etc is banned the only place I could find anything similar is to go walking the streets for a bone fide drug dealer and that is something I am not prepared to do…I am NOT a criminal. If the government had left the BZP party products alone they would not be in the mess they are in now. There is such a demand for recreational enhancers  that no matter what  they ban, there will ALWAYS be something new brought to the market. If the BZP's had been left alone no one would have ever heard of Methadrone or naphyrone, meow meow or woof woof. Every time a substance is banned the dealers on the streets know there is a demand and they can still get their hands on the substances and sell them for treble the price and the problem is back out on the streets where I do believe you don't want it!!!. Plant feeders were found in many herbal party pills that have been sold for over three years with no bad press or deaths associated to them. They were made and sold by reputable companies in safe doses, it was only when the pure product found its way onto the shelves that the dangers of high doses of the drug was realised. Now that Methadrone in ALL forms has been banned the government has basically opened the door for stronger and much more dangerous products which will no doubt be banned in the very near future and the cycle will continue. The government is making this a much more difficult problem that it should have ever been but they are so blind they cannot see it. Police it properly, tax it if necassary but please don't just ban things because you think the problems will go away. You are sending the people and their cash back onto the streets where you didnt want it in the first place, I am sorry but that is something I just cannot understand!! You are actually helping the illegal traffic of drugs!!!  Allow reputable dealers to sell the products, just like off lisences, if anyone is found selling to underage people then fine them, prosecute them and make them pay or close them down. Repeal the ban on BZP products and you will find that the demand for these new strong drugs will subside. Most people do not want extra strong substances that are dangerous and if they can find something that gives them the small lift they are looking for it will at least half the problems you are having now. The only people you are helping are the drug dealers on the street

Why is this idea important?

I have a shop in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre that sells "herbal highs" and i feel that instead of banning them they should welcome them. When I first opened four years ago i had a range of party pills which contained the now banned substance BZB or piperazines. There were no reported deaths or indeed bad side affects attributed to these products. In fact after the research I did on them I would have happily preffered my own children to experiment with them rather than take the risk of trying street drugs which are cut with some really nasty things such as ketamine and heroin. A lot of kids want to experiment with drugs at some point and these herbal highs were a safer alternative for them if they felt they had to take anything. BANNING THINGS OUTRIGHT DOES NOT MAKE THEM GO AWAY!!! At least when they were being sold in the shops my staff would not sell them to youngsters under the age of 18 and even if they did find their way to underage kids at least they were safe.  They were no where near as strong or dangerous as the latest batch of "herbals" which have recently had, and quite rightly,  bad press. What the government fails to see is that there is a huge demand for these products and not from your local "smackheads" or junkies but from respectable people from all walks of life, indeed the hard drug users who use street drugs are not interested in the herbals as they dont believe they are  as strong as the street versions. I have many customers who used the cannibanoids found in products such as the Spice incense blends to help them relax after a hard day at the office. I myself have used it to help me to sleep and I do not define myself as a drug user or a menace to society. Now that Spice etc is banned the only place I could find anything similar is to go walking the streets for a bone fide drug dealer and that is something I am not prepared to do…I am NOT a criminal. If the government had left the BZP party products alone they would not be in the mess they are in now. There is such a demand for recreational enhancers  that no matter what  they ban, there will ALWAYS be something new brought to the market. If the BZP's had been left alone no one would have ever heard of Methadrone or naphyrone, meow meow or woof woof. Every time a substance is banned the dealers on the streets know there is a demand and they can still get their hands on the substances and sell them for treble the price and the problem is back out on the streets where I do believe you don't want it!!!. Plant feeders were found in many herbal party pills that have been sold for over three years with no bad press or deaths associated to them. They were made and sold by reputable companies in safe doses, it was only when the pure product found its way onto the shelves that the dangers of high doses of the drug was realised. Now that Methadrone in ALL forms has been banned the government has basically opened the door for stronger and much more dangerous products which will no doubt be banned in the very near future and the cycle will continue. The government is making this a much more difficult problem that it should have ever been but they are so blind they cannot see it. Police it properly, tax it if necassary but please don't just ban things because you think the problems will go away. You are sending the people and their cash back onto the streets where you didnt want it in the first place, I am sorry but that is something I just cannot understand!! You are actually helping the illegal traffic of drugs!!!  Allow reputable dealers to sell the products, just like off lisences, if anyone is found selling to underage people then fine them, prosecute them and make them pay or close them down. Repeal the ban on BZP products and you will find that the demand for these new strong drugs will subside. Most people do not want extra strong substances that are dangerous and if they can find something that gives them the small lift they are looking for it will at least half the problems you are having now. The only people you are helping are the drug dealers on the street

Self-Taxing Of Cannabis, An Idea For Legitimacy

You only have to browse this website to know cannabis users are very eloquent, informed, and well read.  The stigmatisation of this substance is archaic, and frankly, embarrassing to our international relations.  We are one of the last great garrison on the war on cannabis.

The UK cannabis user is desperately seeking legitimacy and to not be stigmatised by the ignorance and propaganda that has engulfed this subject for 90 years out of its 4000 year documented history.

I myself was anti cannabis until 2005, this was due to the fact I had no reason to seek further education on it, I was a closed book.  Now, after years of research, I truly am left awestruck at the level of misinformation that I had been subjected to via the media.  I have never broken a law, I have a high regard for morals, and the subject of cannabis inflames my humanity and morality into overdrive, the fact that it saves lives, including my own, is a travesty to those who suffer.

It is our democratic necessity to question and debate law, because a law exists it doesn't make it just.  History is littered with examples.  Clearly, the cannabis users of the UK have a great social standing and wish to be recognised as hard working and intelligible people; with this in mind, I propose thus:

Our country is in fiscal disaster, our troops are in danger and are dying through lack of money and equipment, the cannabis community are urging, crying out to be taxed on our substance of preference -in any society- this is a juxtaposed stance to say the least. 

If our voice is to be ignored once more as it has time and time again, in the anteroom, I would like to see an autonomous system where we self tax our usage.  It is simply not decent that cannabis has been ignored as a source of revenue when people are in mortal danger due to lack of funds, whether it be the NHS and hospitals or troops, it is once more morally repugnant that this is allowed.

The idea: If you are to use cannabis in any way, then you allow a brief period of reflection for those who are suffering and in need.  I would like to see a charity set up where we can all anonymously pay into without fear of reprisal.  This charity would act as our own taxation and contribution to the country.  If we all did our part and added a small amount with each usage like we would any other substance such as alcohol,  then we can stand up and be counted. 

Charities I would like to see benefit are the ones in need to alleviate suffering, such as Help the Heroes, British Legion, M.S association, and on a personal note, the M.E association, but of course, this would be up to the community as a whole as this is how democracy works, there are many people in need in current times.

We could raise much revenue in self taxing, and when we all seek to do this through legalisation, then I propose we all do our bit now and help the country where it is needed, we cannot let people suffer when we are readily prepared to pay our way.

Sounds idealist doesn't it?  But it doesn't have to be, it can be the simplest and most profitable protest of all time.  Identities can still be anonymous all the while law and stigma demands it so, so there is truly nothing to lose and everything to gain.

It is estimated cannabis taxation could raise millions, possibly billions.  If we actually did our bit, we could do a lot of good through amicable defiance.

Why is this idea important?

You only have to browse this website to know cannabis users are very eloquent, informed, and well read.  The stigmatisation of this substance is archaic, and frankly, embarrassing to our international relations.  We are one of the last great garrison on the war on cannabis.

The UK cannabis user is desperately seeking legitimacy and to not be stigmatised by the ignorance and propaganda that has engulfed this subject for 90 years out of its 4000 year documented history.

I myself was anti cannabis until 2005, this was due to the fact I had no reason to seek further education on it, I was a closed book.  Now, after years of research, I truly am left awestruck at the level of misinformation that I had been subjected to via the media.  I have never broken a law, I have a high regard for morals, and the subject of cannabis inflames my humanity and morality into overdrive, the fact that it saves lives, including my own, is a travesty to those who suffer.

It is our democratic necessity to question and debate law, because a law exists it doesn't make it just.  History is littered with examples.  Clearly, the cannabis users of the UK have a great social standing and wish to be recognised as hard working and intelligible people; with this in mind, I propose thus:

Our country is in fiscal disaster, our troops are in danger and are dying through lack of money and equipment, the cannabis community are urging, crying out to be taxed on our substance of preference -in any society- this is a juxtaposed stance to say the least. 

If our voice is to be ignored once more as it has time and time again, in the anteroom, I would like to see an autonomous system where we self tax our usage.  It is simply not decent that cannabis has been ignored as a source of revenue when people are in mortal danger due to lack of funds, whether it be the NHS and hospitals or troops, it is once more morally repugnant that this is allowed.

The idea: If you are to use cannabis in any way, then you allow a brief period of reflection for those who are suffering and in need.  I would like to see a charity set up where we can all anonymously pay into without fear of reprisal.  This charity would act as our own taxation and contribution to the country.  If we all did our part and added a small amount with each usage like we would any other substance such as alcohol,  then we can stand up and be counted. 

Charities I would like to see benefit are the ones in need to alleviate suffering, such as Help the Heroes, British Legion, M.S association, and on a personal note, the M.E association, but of course, this would be up to the community as a whole as this is how democracy works, there are many people in need in current times.

We could raise much revenue in self taxing, and when we all seek to do this through legalisation, then I propose we all do our bit now and help the country where it is needed, we cannot let people suffer when we are readily prepared to pay our way.

Sounds idealist doesn't it?  But it doesn't have to be, it can be the simplest and most profitable protest of all time.  Identities can still be anonymous all the while law and stigma demands it so, so there is truly nothing to lose and everything to gain.

It is estimated cannabis taxation could raise millions, possibly billions.  If we actually did our bit, we could do a lot of good through amicable defiance.

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous… ” – Dr. Carl Sagan

My idea is simple: Legalise, tax and regulate Cannabis.

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Cannabis should be available to everyone aged 18+

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Commercially:-

Cannabis should be sold in a licensed premises along the lines of a tobacconists, supplied by a licensed commercial grower and all products quality controlled before being supplied to the store. All sales could be taxed – a much needed source of income in these bad economical times.

Cannabis must be used in a private place such as a home, or a public place similar to the Coffee Shops of Amsterdam. 

It would be an offence to consume Cannabis in an un-appointed public area.

It would be a criminal offence to sell Cannabis, or buy Cannabis for, anybody under the age of 18, much like the Alcohol laws.

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Personally:-

Growing for personal use would not need a licence. There would be a pre-determined maximum number of plants per person aged 18+ per household. Any Cannabis grown for personal use may be freely used with friends, family or anybody aged 18+.

It would be a criminal offence to sell off any Cannabis grown for personal use.

It would be a criminal offence to supply anybody under the age of 18 with any Cannabis.

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Medically:-

A doctor would be able to prescribe Cannabis to anybody they believe it would benefit, with no age limit.

Strains of Cannabis bred to be medically potent will be available in all Chemists on prescription. For patients who prefer not to smoke Cannabis, vapourisers and Cannabis Recipe books would be available at a low price at the Chemists to provide alternative methods of consumption.

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Industrial Cannabis:-

Cannabis has many industrial uses: It's oils can be used as biofuel, it's fibre – the strongest natural fibre known to man – is a renewable source of paper, it's seeds can be used for food. Make use of Cannabis's many varying properties!

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Why is this idea important?

My idea is simple: Legalise, tax and regulate Cannabis.

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Cannabis should be available to everyone aged 18+

————–

Commercially:-

Cannabis should be sold in a licensed premises along the lines of a tobacconists, supplied by a licensed commercial grower and all products quality controlled before being supplied to the store. All sales could be taxed – a much needed source of income in these bad economical times.

Cannabis must be used in a private place such as a home, or a public place similar to the Coffee Shops of Amsterdam. 

It would be an offence to consume Cannabis in an un-appointed public area.

It would be a criminal offence to sell Cannabis, or buy Cannabis for, anybody under the age of 18, much like the Alcohol laws.

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Personally:-

Growing for personal use would not need a licence. There would be a pre-determined maximum number of plants per person aged 18+ per household. Any Cannabis grown for personal use may be freely used with friends, family or anybody aged 18+.

It would be a criminal offence to sell off any Cannabis grown for personal use.

It would be a criminal offence to supply anybody under the age of 18 with any Cannabis.

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Medically:-

A doctor would be able to prescribe Cannabis to anybody they believe it would benefit, with no age limit.

Strains of Cannabis bred to be medically potent will be available in all Chemists on prescription. For patients who prefer not to smoke Cannabis, vapourisers and Cannabis Recipe books would be available at a low price at the Chemists to provide alternative methods of consumption.

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Industrial Cannabis:-

Cannabis has many industrial uses: It's oils can be used as biofuel, it's fibre – the strongest natural fibre known to man – is a renewable source of paper, it's seeds can be used for food. Make use of Cannabis's many varying properties!

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Legalise Cannabis cultivation for Medical/Personal use & introduce a growing Lisence, similar to a fishing lisence

I will keep my idea simple, as all the other messages/ideas, have pointed out the obvious points to semi-legalising the natural drug that is "cannabis" :

 

1.WHY SHOULD THE UK GOVERNMENT REVOLT THE LAW & ALLOW US TO GROW CANNABIS AT HOME

 

The FACT is thousands of people in the UK are already growing Cannabis for their own use, some for personal use/pleasure, others for medical help / health benefits. The Hydroponic & Seed company's are popping up all over the place at the moment, and this is helping with our economy. The problem is, and really think about this…. IT IS ILLEGAL in the UK TO GROW A SEED! , yes a seed, that mother nature put on this earth for us all to enjoy the fruits.  This its self is so WRONG!. but i have not come on here to grumble and moan, so i will get to my idea!…

2.  MY SUGGESTION TO OUR GOVERNMENT

What i suggest, is we relax the law on cultivation of cannabis, and allow a person, to rightly grow up to a certain amount of plants say(4 to 8) for our own use. To regulate this, and generate some income to the government at the same time, I suggest we incorporate a Liscence sceme, where if you wanted to grow cannabis in your own home, you would have to purchase, this liscence or apply for this  licence as you would a firearm.

This could then be regulated with spot visits, by the police or an agency that is put into place, similar / on the same lines as the environment agency and fishing liscening scheme. to ensure people are not growing over the limit(s).

 

3. WHY THIS WOULD WORK?

I Believe this would work, as the government could regulate, the people that are growing cannabis, just as they do with people that own firearms. 

Most people who are growing at the moment, are otherwise law-abiding citizens, and enjoy the pleasures of growing a plant from seed, just as you would growing tomatoes or chilli's, and enjoying the health benefits / calming / pleasure from thier hard work :-). The problem at the moment is this is illegal, and they could face upto 14 years in Prison! yes sad but true, prison for growing a seed?.

I should state at this point, I know way condone organised criminals growing 100's / 1000's of plants for financial gain, The laws should stick, or be upped greatly for criminals involved in the commercial cultivation of cannabis. This brings me to my next pointer:

 

3. IF THE UK GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING?

I strongly believe that cannabis smoking is on the rise, this means, that thier is a huge demand for the drug, which in turn is increasing the organised criminals to produce more of the drug, and sell it on our streets for extortionate prices. Often cut with dangerous particles like glass, to make it weigh more, increasing the criminals UN TAXED profits.  This will only get worse! unless the government step in, with a system to allow users to produce or buy  thier own supply, or have designated outlets to buy it, like in other countries i.e Holland. I wont go into this, as its already been more than cover's in other topics.

 

5.CONCLUSION

 

I think the PRO's far way the cons of legalising cannabis under a liscenced scheme for personal / medical growers. This would free up resources, police and courts,  and generate some income to the government to help with our national deficit / debt. Slow down the criminals / drug dealers dramaticly, as the smoker could grow his own, without having to come in contact with the dealers / organised thugs!. saftley in thier own home/greenhouse. We should be looking forward and ahead, not back and behind, lets be honest here, cannabis has NEVER EVER! killed anybody… and i think its MEDICAL uses need to be looked into very very carefully, this is an amazing plant that mother nature has given us.

ABOUT ME

My personal story is i use cannabis for my health with anxiety / panic attacks / depression, and started using the drug after a breakdown, it has helped me a lot, more than any anti-depressents could ever do! to the fact that i no longer suffer like i did for years. and I am now back in work, and leading a normal life, I only smoke once a week believe it or not 🙂 thats all i need to make me feel able to face the week ahead with a smile. 

I am not highly educated, so i appoligise now for my poor wording, and awful spelling lol…

 

Thanks for taking the time reading this, 

if you have anything to add please do

 

 

Why is this idea important?

I will keep my idea simple, as all the other messages/ideas, have pointed out the obvious points to semi-legalising the natural drug that is "cannabis" :

 

1.WHY SHOULD THE UK GOVERNMENT REVOLT THE LAW & ALLOW US TO GROW CANNABIS AT HOME

 

The FACT is thousands of people in the UK are already growing Cannabis for their own use, some for personal use/pleasure, others for medical help / health benefits. The Hydroponic & Seed company's are popping up all over the place at the moment, and this is helping with our economy. The problem is, and really think about this…. IT IS ILLEGAL in the UK TO GROW A SEED! , yes a seed, that mother nature put on this earth for us all to enjoy the fruits.  This its self is so WRONG!. but i have not come on here to grumble and moan, so i will get to my idea!…

2.  MY SUGGESTION TO OUR GOVERNMENT

What i suggest, is we relax the law on cultivation of cannabis, and allow a person, to rightly grow up to a certain amount of plants say(4 to 8) for our own use. To regulate this, and generate some income to the government at the same time, I suggest we incorporate a Liscence sceme, where if you wanted to grow cannabis in your own home, you would have to purchase, this liscence or apply for this  licence as you would a firearm.

This could then be regulated with spot visits, by the police or an agency that is put into place, similar / on the same lines as the environment agency and fishing liscening scheme. to ensure people are not growing over the limit(s).

 

3. WHY THIS WOULD WORK?

I Believe this would work, as the government could regulate, the people that are growing cannabis, just as they do with people that own firearms. 

Most people who are growing at the moment, are otherwise law-abiding citizens, and enjoy the pleasures of growing a plant from seed, just as you would growing tomatoes or chilli's, and enjoying the health benefits / calming / pleasure from thier hard work :-). The problem at the moment is this is illegal, and they could face upto 14 years in Prison! yes sad but true, prison for growing a seed?.

I should state at this point, I know way condone organised criminals growing 100's / 1000's of plants for financial gain, The laws should stick, or be upped greatly for criminals involved in the commercial cultivation of cannabis. This brings me to my next pointer:

 

3. IF THE UK GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING?

I strongly believe that cannabis smoking is on the rise, this means, that thier is a huge demand for the drug, which in turn is increasing the organised criminals to produce more of the drug, and sell it on our streets for extortionate prices. Often cut with dangerous particles like glass, to make it weigh more, increasing the criminals UN TAXED profits.  This will only get worse! unless the government step in, with a system to allow users to produce or buy  thier own supply, or have designated outlets to buy it, like in other countries i.e Holland. I wont go into this, as its already been more than cover's in other topics.

 

5.CONCLUSION

 

I think the PRO's far way the cons of legalising cannabis under a liscenced scheme for personal / medical growers. This would free up resources, police and courts,  and generate some income to the government to help with our national deficit / debt. Slow down the criminals / drug dealers dramaticly, as the smoker could grow his own, without having to come in contact with the dealers / organised thugs!. saftley in thier own home/greenhouse. We should be looking forward and ahead, not back and behind, lets be honest here, cannabis has NEVER EVER! killed anybody… and i think its MEDICAL uses need to be looked into very very carefully, this is an amazing plant that mother nature has given us.

ABOUT ME

My personal story is i use cannabis for my health with anxiety / panic attacks / depression, and started using the drug after a breakdown, it has helped me a lot, more than any anti-depressents could ever do! to the fact that i no longer suffer like i did for years. and I am now back in work, and leading a normal life, I only smoke once a week believe it or not 🙂 thats all i need to make me feel able to face the week ahead with a smile. 

I am not highly educated, so i appoligise now for my poor wording, and awful spelling lol…

 

Thanks for taking the time reading this, 

if you have anything to add please do

 

 

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. 
 

Repeal of Cannabis Related Infringements

Cannabis is an intrinsic part of our culture as humans, the substance having been used for thousands of years; it hasn't been affected by the War on drugs that Nixon championed years ago, instead it continues to put money into the pockets of criminals. This same criminal status is then placed upon a citizen who is simply enjoying their drug of choice; simply because it isn't legally condoned as alcohol and tobacco are.

Countries like the Netherlands have shown for years that levels of Cannabis use do not sky rocket when the drug is more readily available and infact it can offer a large portion of taxable income for communities  – as Pubs do – as well as providing valuable tax funds for the government.

Studies like the one at the University of Keele have shown that the risk of psychosis from heavily smoking cannabis are not significantly or even noticeably increased.

Why is this idea important?

Cannabis is an intrinsic part of our culture as humans, the substance having been used for thousands of years; it hasn't been affected by the War on drugs that Nixon championed years ago, instead it continues to put money into the pockets of criminals. This same criminal status is then placed upon a citizen who is simply enjoying their drug of choice; simply because it isn't legally condoned as alcohol and tobacco are.

Countries like the Netherlands have shown for years that levels of Cannabis use do not sky rocket when the drug is more readily available and infact it can offer a large portion of taxable income for communities  – as Pubs do – as well as providing valuable tax funds for the government.

Studies like the one at the University of Keele have shown that the risk of psychosis from heavily smoking cannabis are not significantly or even noticeably increased.

Legalise cannabis for 18 year olds and over

Quite simply, the many arguments in favour outweigh those against.  In these austere times in particular  the government could do with the revenue, which could be used to help offset the disadvantages. 

Make available on prescription first, print health warnings on packets when it is sold in the shops.  As it can be eaten, Waitrose could make it available in cakes with no risk of adverse effects from smoking. 

It should be well regulated, though.  Highly concentrated strains should perhaps not be available or allowed to be grown. The very fact that drugs are demonised, when they patently carry benefits, sends a confusing message.  A more civilised, sophisticated approach to them is needed.

Why is this idea important?

Quite simply, the many arguments in favour outweigh those against.  In these austere times in particular  the government could do with the revenue, which could be used to help offset the disadvantages. 

Make available on prescription first, print health warnings on packets when it is sold in the shops.  As it can be eaten, Waitrose could make it available in cakes with no risk of adverse effects from smoking. 

It should be well regulated, though.  Highly concentrated strains should perhaps not be available or allowed to be grown. The very fact that drugs are demonised, when they patently carry benefits, sends a confusing message.  A more civilised, sophisticated approach to them is needed.

Cannabis Legalisation

Cannabis should be legalised if the benefits of it being legal outweigh the risks (i.e mental health issues)

Some people like it, some don't.

If you could just walk into a supermarket and buy it, it would be in perfect condition just like alcohol and cigarettes. But with drug dealers, you don't know where the stuff has been and what condition it's in.

If it were legal the government could charge duty on the sale of cannabis, which they could put to good use.

Why is this idea important?

Cannabis should be legalised if the benefits of it being legal outweigh the risks (i.e mental health issues)

Some people like it, some don't.

If you could just walk into a supermarket and buy it, it would be in perfect condition just like alcohol and cigarettes. But with drug dealers, you don't know where the stuff has been and what condition it's in.

If it were legal the government could charge duty on the sale of cannabis, which they could put to good use.