I am still bothered by comments like this. Aside from the "Us and them", it really comes down to whether the law has been broken. You may say the law is an ass but we can't have different laws based on class. I have ZERO tolernace for people taking drugs or those peddling it. How should we educate our kids about drugs? Say NO to drugs except if you live on Lamma Island and does no harm to others???
Do you extend this attitude to bar, club and restaurant owners?I have ZERO tolernace for people taking drugs or those peddling it.
Apart from legal drugs do you have any experience of doing illegal drugs yourself? Are there any other aspects of personal choice that you feel you have a right to intrude on the decisions and rights of others?
Last edited by Load Toad; 02-11-2009 at 08:50 AM.
Personally I can't take cannabis, it makes me want to vomit, but it is less harmful than smoking or alcohol (particularly to other people) so apart from "driving under the influence" I can see no reason why it is illegal and they are not. Well I can, lots of big business money tied up in alcohol and smoking, none in cannabis.
Was it a waste of money? The law is the law so I guess the police have to enforce it. I too can see much more productive uses of their time though.
BBC NEWS | UK | PM 'stands by stance on cannabis' :
"Mental health charity Sane was one group which gave evidence to the advisory group.
Marjorie Wallace, the charity's chief executive, said not enough was yet known about the direct links between cannabis and the brain.
She said she knew of hundreds of cases where people smoked cannabis heavily, in particular skunk, and went on to suffer psychotic breakdowns, hallucinations and paranoia. "