Former Met police chief urges rethink on cannabisWatch
Lord Hogan-Howe, who has always supported tough laws on cannabis, said that if he was home secretary he would hold an “urgent commission of experts to look at the evidence about what’s happening about cannabis in North America”.
He said: “We already know from the evidence around the world that where people use it for medicinal purposes, it slides into recreational. Surely it’s better that we get ready for that potential change.”
His intervention follows the legalisation of recreational cannabis in Canada last week, its decriminalisation in Uruguay, Portugal and in several US states, and the relaxation of cannabis laws in the UK to allow the prescription of cannabis-based medicines from next month.
What do you think?
With it being illegal you clearly don't stop its use. While that isn't a reason in itself to legalise something, its illegality also means the drug is not necessarily what it claims to be, and suppliers are more likely to commit other crimes in order to avoid the cops.
They'd be stumped for ideas otherwise.
You have that Tory MP who demonizes cannabis whilst her husband grows it for Big Pharma, that should tell you everything.