By Des Humphrey
Today’s report in the various newspapers is the third UK report in the last 6 months that has been totally ignored and probably not even read by the Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party Mr David Cameron, who at once upon a time consumed cannabis during his privileged days at Eton, but got caught (wonder if he grassed his fellow cannabis consumers when he got caught mmmm?).
Why on earth do they commission these drug reports when we all know what the outcome is going to be, a waste of time and money and effort by the people who do the reports, especially if they are not going to listen to them and instantly dismiss them within minutes of being released.
This new report by the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform) has asked the Home Office to establish a system for decriminalising the possession and use of small quantities of drugs, and for politicians to be taken out of the day-to-day decisions on individual drugs.
The Home Office said it would consider the report’s recommendations, but soon after Downing Street said the current approach to drugs in the UK is “the right one and is working”.
Mr Cameron I am afraid you are not looking at the UK as any NORML person would, you are not in-touch with today’s society if you really do believe the current policy is working.
The only conclusion I can come up with as to why you think the policy is working is you believe your own government surveys are truthful, well … cloud cuckoo land springs to mind.
Home Office policies are put in place to protect us all; that includes children and the vulnerable. The failed policies of prohibition protect diddly squat, except the pockets of the big criminal drug barons.
David Cameron’s drugs policies do NOT protect any children whatsoever, I have witnessed children as young as eleven obtaining drugs on the streets of the UK, I don’t see prohibition protecting them!
The only way we can protect our younger generation is to take control of the drugs market from the criminal underworld and make the sale of drugs only available to adults (unless prescribed by a doctor) in designated outlets, regulate the supply so that customers know exactly what they are getting instead of the extra ingredients criminals add to the drug.
One of the safest so called drugs our planet has put here for us to consume is cannabis hemp, safer than any pharmaceutical man made drug, safer than any alcoholic beverage, certainly safer than legally available tobacco and is even less toxic than the coffee people drink every day, not to mention how much hemp can assist the whole planet with its environmental issues, but the Government insists on waging a war on people who decide to consume cannabis for whatever reason they see fit. Mr Cameron, do you not want to see a self-sustainability nation looking after themselves, or do you really wish to try and control every single citizen with the way they live, eat, breath and go to the toilet?