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Should cannabis be legalised?
Member Name: wonderwoman
Should cannabis be legalised?
Date: 09/08/00, updated on 09/08/00 (95 review reads)
Disadvantages: What good is a population who has given away its power by being stoned all the time!
I really worry about the drug culture that we are forced to put up with. I don't agree in putting harmful substances into our bodies as there are enough harmful elements in the air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat to even contemplate taking in other substances.
I don't believe the authorities (hate that expression) are stringent enough in their endeavour to stamp out illegal drug taking. Whether the police or courts don't have enough powers is another debateable issue as also is the fact that I would like to think that drug taking is not condoned in our prisons again another issue.
It seems to me that the older i have become that the whole drug issue is almost becoming more acceptable- like the shock element has gone from it. I think that is dreadful and so indicative of the awful downward spiral we find ourselves in.
Legalising cannabis is just another way to continue this trend. It is like the authorities (there it is again) have gone soft! Giving cannabis and other illegal drugs trendy names is another way that their shock value diminishes and becomes more acceptable in society. If you are not part of the problem then you should be part of the solution. I keep giving my grown up children good information about why drug taking is wrong. Often I get laughed at, but I hope deep down the message is getting across.
I don't believe in cigarette smoking. it appears to be on the increase in young people. Cigarette smoking and cannabis go together. Ban one and the other becomes harder to take up. However there is too much politics wrapped up in the issues of smoking. It's a nice litle earner for the chancellor.
I don't agree with 24 hour pub opening times. It's almost like the government are working from another agenda. On the one hand they spout about cutting crime etc and then bring in relaxed rules that allows society to break down. They are the keepers of society and they are doing a
I don't want to see us go back to the 50's but i don't think it would hurt to go back to a bit of moderation. Such as pubs closing at 11 and night clubs at 2am. None of this staying open till 8 in the morning as a certain one in Leeds does.
I sound like a fuddy duddy and maybe i am. I want to see Britain as a nice place to live, where people can come from abroad and see as a courteous, generous and kind nation.
In doing so we will be unpopular with many people in this country and it has got to start with the government. They may be surprised how many people would support them if they took a firmer stand.
Let's face it, who is going to make rational decisions when we are all stoned out of our heads. Not only do we give our power away we just leave ourselves wide open to be walked all over by the people who run this country and the people who really run this country!
I'm just sick of seeing Britain going down the sink.