Thanet Star

Should we legalise Cannabis?

Should we legalise Cannabis to prevent the sale of more harmful "legal highs"?

Cannabis Joint

Given the news that Trading Standards are cracking down on the dangerous "legal highs" is it time to consider the less leathal yet non-legal alternatives?

Tell us what you think.

Remember to keep the debate interesting and enjoyable please attack the opinion and not the person. Thank you.

Think you can do better? · read more items categorised Your Letters · Don't miss a thing: Subscribe Today · Help: what's a feed? · This site is operated on set principles of policy and disclosure read them here

Public Comments

This Insightful Golden comment was left by DS [score: 4]:

Politically, the Greens, LibDems and Ukip have all said that we need to have a Royal Commission on the issue of drug reclassification. The main two seem to scared to discuss it following the reclassification of cannabis under Gordon Brown.

The problem is, it is a very emotive issue. Like alcohol and tobacco, people hold strong views. Those that dont partake in either view those that do in a negative light. They are appalled at drunken behaviour and how it ruins our youth. It leads people into trouble and there are a number of people that are addicted.

But recent studies have indicated that over 70% of 20-30 year olds have consumed drugs and over 50% regularly take them. Cannabis, I suspect, is probably number three (or four) in terms of consumption, preceding cocaine, 'mandy' and ketamine which are only growing in popularity.

The supply of these drugs is pushed into the underground market and - as such - fuels other crime and pushes down the purity of some drugs and the strength of others. If Supply became legitimised, it would control this, create a huge revenue for the government. But to many this is simply unthinkable. But the minority parties all agree - this issue needs to be looked at.
07/07/2014 21:25:39
This item is closed, it's not possible to add new comments to it or to vote on it

Add Comment

Please note that while email addresses may be given via this form they are not shown to anyone but the editors and post author.

If you have a blog or other website of your own leaving a link so we can visit you too.

Byte Sized

Mentions

We got a mention in 5 ways to blog from Thanet now.

Blogs
Byte Sized

Creatives

Thanet Creative have a new webiste and a new name

Blogs
Byte Sized

Local Art

Local Artist, John Wooster-Brown has a new website.

Blogs
Byte Sized

Like to write?

If you love to write then the Thanet Creative Writers blog might be the ideal place to connect with your nearest writer group.

Blogs
 
 
 

Recent Comments

Matt B commented on Spate of serious accidents i...
It is things like this that the councils - KCC and TDC - are there to deal with. Sadly,...
[13-12-2017 10:52:13]

Lynsay Carney commented on Ukip's Dane Valley councillo...
Cllr Gary Hillman works on the estate where I live in DaneValley .All hours into the...
[11-12-2017 11:30:37]

Terry commented on Spate of serious accidents i...
There have been many serious injuries caused to pedestrians and riders coming off...
[04-11-2017 01:04:58]

Ian Wormleight... commented on Racist attacks children in M...
Well I've seen it all now. How rediculous this is! What sort of world are we now living...
[30-08-2017 16:48:42]

Richard commented on Jon Snow's speech shows why ...
Well suggestion. Your recent thread about UKIP. Do you remember when national press...
[27-08-2017 19:13:18]

Get the latest comments by feed

Contact Us


Talk to us on Google+.

Connect with Thanet Star on twitter as @thanetstar

Thanet Star on Facebook

You can also leave a message