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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation
Posted by: Alastair Banton
Date/Time: 11/09/15 15:29:00

Agreed, Andy.  It is the height of absurdity to ban what is actually just a weed, albeit one that has been used for millennia for its medicinal and recreational benefits.

I would also like to question the logic that says because there may be health risks attached to the consumption of cannabis it should therefore be illegal.  There are far more serious health risks with all manner of activities that we are currently free to pursue.  Why pick on weed?  But if there are dangers with cannabis (and I think this has been overstated) then the last thing you want is to leave production and distribution of cannabis and other drugs in the hands of criminal gangs.
But it is said that we need to protect children and young people.  Quite right, but we are not protecting them at the moment -  we are threatening them with a criminal record and this makes it a lot less likely that they will seek help if they are having problems with their cannabis consumption.

Loads of countries and American states are now liberalising their cannabis laws and, surprise surprise, all hell is not breaking out.  This is the civilised and sane way forward and lets hope that this momentum continues here in the UK.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Cannabis legislation09/09/15 18:26:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 18:53:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 19:23:00 Brian May
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 19:54:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 20:48:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 20:56:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:22:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 08:41:00 Michael Robinson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:26:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:56:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:08:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:59:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:36:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:36:00 bobby osborne
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 08:15:00 James Robinson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:07:00 Dan Evans
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:22:00 James Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:48:00 Michael Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 11:40:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 11:53:00 Michael Robinson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 12:13:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 14:23:00 Dan Evans
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 15:17:00 Michael Robinson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 12:50:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 13:28:00 Michael Robinson
                                    studies11/09/15 13:58:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:58:00 Francis Rowe
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 16:05:00 Andy Pease
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 14:19:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 14:37:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:10:00 Andy Pease
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:29:00 Alastair Banton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:47:00 Keith Iddon
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 16:03:00 Alastair Banton
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 16:03:00 Alastair Banton
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 18:29:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 18:31:00 Claire Moran
                                                         Re:  The Debate in Parliament15/10/15 09:36:00 Philippa Bond
                                                            Re:Re:  The Debate in Parliament15/10/15 12:25:00 Alastair Banton
   Re:Cannabis legislation16/10/15 12:15:00 Arnie Devi

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