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Cannabis ruins lives and legalising it won’t help

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Cannabis ruins lives and legalising it won’t help

 

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he papers last week were filled with photos of Sadiq Khan peering stony-faced at rows of large plants. No, he was not enjoying a surprisingly solemn trip to Kew Gardens — he was visiting a legal cannabis farm in California. The experience has inspired him to announce a new commission tasked with assessing the legal status of cannabis back home.

It seems unlikely that anything will come from this. The Home Secretary Priti Patel reminded him that he “has no powers to legalise drugs”, and the Labour Party has distanced themselves from his statements. Nevertheless, Khan has been widely praised as brave and bold by those convinced of the need to legalise cannabis.

Possession of cannabis has already been de facto decriminalised in this country. It is rare for police officers to seek out cannabis possession offences — rather, when cannabis is accidentally found during a search, it is typically confiscated and a cannabis warning is issued. I’d be happy to see this formalised, with the possession of small amounts of cannabis made legal.

 

But legalisation of the cannabis industry, as Khan is proposing, is another matter entirely. Industries employ lobbyists and lobbyists are paid to disguise the harmful effects of the products they sell. This has happened many times before. By the early Fifties, the scientific evidence was clear: tobacco was killing people. And yet it would be 20 years until warning signs appeared on the side of cigarette packets sold in the UK. This tardiness was the result of lobbying by the tobacco industry, which opposed health authorities every step of the way.

 

Big Tobacco is already investing in cannabis, with the chief marketing officer for British American Tobacco telling the BBC last year that her organisation predicts a “wave of future growth”. In those American states that have experimented with legalisation, permitting a legal cannabis industry does increase use of the drug, particularly among the heaviest users.

 

Which is bad news for those users’ health and sanity. We know that there are links between heavy cannabis use and, for instance, schizophrenia. We also know that Big Cannabis, if it ever arrives on our shores, will do its very best to push back against efforts to discover and publicise these harmful effects. After all, a profit-making business exists to generate profits.

 

Louise Perry is a New Statesman columnist

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/cannabis-ruins-lives-legalising-sadiq-khan-drugs-b1000244.html

 

Bongme

 

 

 

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Hmm, perhaps we don't let "big canna" anywhere near our brave new world. How about it remains a cottage industry where we know that the money will actually benefit local communities? 

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clickbait title. no evidence.

shockingly bad journalism.

 

we may as well have an article headed;

 

water causes drowning yet govt wont illeglise it.

 

thanks for posting, @bongme

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1 hour ago, bongme said:

Louise Perry is a New Statesman columnist stupid prohibitionist

 

 

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We know that there are links between heavy cannabis use and, for instance, schizophrenia.

 

 

No we don't. People like you claim that there are links but there is no actual evidence to support the claim.

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The lack of comment on the alcohol industry and the fact that it destroys more lives than almost any other drug on the planet speaks volumes

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I see you, Peter Hitchens, writing behind a false name a stock image.

 

2 hours ago, bongme said:

Possession of cannabis has already been de facto decriminalised in this country.

 

Theres only fucking hitchens in the whole country that bleets this nonsense. 

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Just now, McHazy said:

The lack of comment on the alcohol industry and the fact that it destroys more lives than almost any other drug on the planet speaks volumes

That hefty tax revenue clearly has sway and it's a well established income source without the headache of rescheduling conveniently illegal plants that themselves provide an alternative source of income with busts etc 

 

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3 hours ago, bongme said:

We know that there are links between heavy cannabis use and, for instance, schizophrenia.

Bollocks, it is in fact being used widely in the US and other places to treat mental illnesses . More bullshit propoganda from the alcohol lobbyists

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the rehearsed play continues.. whilst cannabis is being sold in vast quantities by private pharmaceutical companies with political financial ties in the uk

 

act1: try and link scientifically proven ’non toxic cannabis’ to deadly (8m deaths pa) tobacco and other drugs. Cannabis is a natural organic non toxic plant which needs no mechanical processing to be used and can be grown easily outside, has already been used around the world for thousands of years by millions of people daily with no (real) direct deaths or serious negative effects.

 

act2: report about the damages cannabis causes individually and to society as the governments buy and own patents to use as a non toxic medicine and sell licenses to private companies with financial political links to use whole cannabis as medicine because of its safe and effective treatment of neurological conditions, pain and cancer.

 

act3: repeat on demand whilst cashing in privately on lobbying, pharmaceutical drug industry, entertainment and recreational drugs sales, private security/prisons and over spending of tax money on social services etc.. and many more scams/shell companies/charities for friends and family.. 

 

the shameful nationally damaging governments of the uk publicly denounce and laugh off all positive medical studies presented which are simultaneously being used to secure licenses ‘from the government’ for commercially growing and processing cannabis into medicine to treat said conditions!

 

governments need to be stripped of all legal regulatory powers on drug control when it’s clear some kind of intelligence is needed..

 

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Oh we better not legalise weed medicine for millions of sufferers coz some Doris says it’s bad. 
 

Sorry kids, you’ll just have to stick to booze and fags, which although far more harmful, are paradoxically approved by the masses. 
 

cannabis is still for losers 
 

 

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1 hour ago, twigs said:

the rehearsed play continues.. whilst cannabis is being sold in vast quantities by private pharmaceutical companies with political financial ties in the uk

 

act1: try and link scientifically proven ’non toxic cannabis’ to deadly (8m deaths pa) tobacco and other drugs. Cannabis is a natural organic non toxic plant which needs no mechanical processing to be used and can be grown easily outside, has already been used around the world for thousands of years by millions of people daily with no (real) direct deaths or serious negative effects.

 

act2: report about the damages cannabis causes individually and to society as the governments buy and own patents to use as a non toxic medicine and sell licenses to private companies with financial political links to use whole cannabis as medicine because of its safe and effective treatment of neurological conditions, pain and cancer.

 

act3: repeat on demand whilst cashing in privately on lobbying, pharmaceutical drug industry, entertainment and recreational drugs sales, private security/prisons and over spending of tax money on social services etc.. and many more scams/shell companies/charities for friends and family.. 

 

the shameful nationally damaging governments of the uk publicly denounce and laugh off all positive medical studies presented which are simultaneously being used to secure licenses ‘from the government’ for commercially growing and processing cannabis into medicine to treat said conditions!

 

governments need to be stripped of all legal regulatory powers on drug control when it’s clear some kind of intelligence is needed..

 

You big old cynic you,.....they've only got your best interests at heart........................honest..

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5 hours ago, bongme said:

In those American states that have experimented with legalisation

 

"Experimented" lol somebody's in denial!

 

It must be said though, California is an object lesson in how not do it.

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So let me get this right , legalised industries lobby government , so we should make everything illegal ?

 

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It only ruins lives because dinosaur lawmakers make it illegal its treating people like criminals is what ruin lives.

We are all doomed only the aliens can save us now.

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What it should say is cannabis laws ruin lives .

 

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