Wednesday, February 14, 2007
David Cameron smoked weed apparently.....so what!
So Tory leader David Cameron apparently smoked a few joints when attending posh public school Eton almost 3 decades ago. David Cameron refused to comment, but did not deny the fact that he had narrowly missed expulsion from the school because he had admitted to the Headmaster that he had only smoked it and not sold it. Here in Britain no-one seems too perturbed that the leader of the conservative party, who you would think be completely zero-tolerant on drugs, had smoken cannabis and been busted for it while a student and the Home-Secretary John Reid, himself responsible for the criminal justice system in Britain publicly stated "so what" to these allegations. So what is going on with that? The fact of the matter is, I believe, that the majority of people under 40 in this country have at some point smoked cannabis and really do not consider it a harmful drug. In the UK a lot of people, particularly young people, smoke cannabis regularly and manage to live particularly normal lives, going to work, studying, bringing up children. I am not denying that for a few people there can be quite bad side-effects, but for the majority of pot-smokers, cannabis enhances their life. Its not something that everyone enjoys, but then they dont have to do it. So I think its time that we woke up to the fact that there are millions of people everyday breaking the law in this country and smoking joints in the comfort of their own home. They are not a threat to themselves or society, and are not indulging in anti-social behaviour, unlike those who chose alcohol as their drug of choice. So the time has come, I believe, to follow the Dutch example and decriminalise cannabis. Lets go even further and legalise it.
The Campaign To Legalise Cannabis Association