Some sense!

A report on cannabis prepared for next year\’s UN drug policy review will suggest that a "regulated market" would cause less harm than the current international prohibition. The report, which is likely to reopen the debate about cannabis laws, suggests that controls such as taxation, minimum age requirements and labelling could be explored.

Quite. Some of us have been saying this. Now for the bad part.

The conclusions are unlikely to be embraced by the government or the Conservative party, both of which are opposed to relaxing restrictions on cannabis use.

This is presumably because they are idiots, no?

8 thoughts on “Some sense!”

  1. Dude,

    I smoked some dope back in my school days, and I found out it made me drive about 15 mph in a 35 mph zone and coast through green lights slowly, waiting for them to turn red.

    I lived in a small town and didn’t kill anyone, or myself. But be serious… we already have tens of thousands of deaths and injuries all over the world because of alcohol, which is illegal to use WHILE driving. You really want to live in a world where stoners are out there with us in public?

    If you make it legal to have and to use, but illegal to use while driving, the number of deaths and injuries will SKYROCKET.

  2. Gawd, looks like I’m stoned while writing. 🙂

    I meant tens of thousands per year, of course.

    And I meant that people will use it and drive, just like alcohol.

    just to be clear. (takes another toke)

  3. So you think just because it is illegal people do not use it and drive at the moment? It may be illegal, but it is freely available. Would banning alcohol stop alcohol consumption or driving under the influence? I doubt it.

  4. From your description, I can see what you mean. Folks liable to grow old and die in the slo-mo traffic.

  5. Yup, from Dave’s description I’m struggling to work out why weed-driving would be more dangerous (and yes, I know it *actually* is).

    In any case, it’s a bizarrely North American attitude to think ‘driving whilst doing X is dangerous, therefore X should be banned’ – in the UK we have things like trains, buses and taxis which remove the dilemma…

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