I am genuinely interested in people's views. I loathe cannabis, because I know so many kids for whom it has caused them to simply waste their lives, but tbh, alcohol seems to be the cause of so much mayhem and damage amongst young people.
Surely the biggest problem with all illegal drugs is the level of crime associated with them? Is there an argument for legalisation in tandem with clinics, registration etc?
Much as I hate cannabis, my gut feeling is that alcohol is worse. Yet, it is acceptable, not least because it is a revenue raiser.
I will read the links you have posted. Thank you.
Also - I can't understand why the uk can't agree to purchase the entire production of heroin from afganistan - there is a shortage of the drug for use in the NHS AFAIK?
If we could eliminate the crime, would that not be a start?
Quite agree. It's the obvious 'solution' really. Make the whole bloody lot legal and oversee their use as is done with alcohol and fags. You immediately get rid of the criminal element, you get quality assurance, and you raise revenue. Seems a no-brainer to me.
Also - I can't understand why the uk can't agree to purchase the entire production of heroin from afganistan
Because then they would grow more - supply and demand.
The goverement this one or any other, will want to slowly wean themselves from the tax that these legal drugs create for them in revenue. The goverment couldn't tax and legalise the other drugs as it would lose them votes.