25 November 2006
Just found a new petition to have the Drug cannabis removed from misuse of drugs act (the post title is a link to it), which I invite you to sign if you are a British citizen and agree. Unfortunately you can only sign it if you are British or an ex-British citizen so sorry to all my readers in other places who may have wished to sign it.
I obviously support the legalization of cannabis and think it would put much less strain on our already stretched Police and Prison services if it were legal. As well as decriminalising the many people who use cannabis from all walks of life in Britain every day. All arguments for keeping cannabis illegal are weak in my opinion, even the ones claiming it causes mental illness, as the worst offender for causing most illness and mental illness is legal in Britain and it's called alcohol. If people are allowed to choose whether they wish to indulge in alcohol use legally despite the many health problems it could potentially give them why shouldn't they be able to choose to use cannabis in their own homes?