Cannabis 'to be legalised in the UK' within five to ten years, say MPs Watch

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Pray tell why users need far harsher punishments?


Because its a waste of time and money. Strangely enough the legal system and the police have better things to do than arrest some teens smoking a joint. Unless you'd prefer they divert resources away from actual crimes like rape, murder, assault etc?
The legal system has to enforce the law. and It already seems like they have diverted a lot away from actual crimes.
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It won't happen anytime soon. The paternalistic Conservatives and their votes believe the state is better at making decisions for the individual than that individual.
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You seem to be confusing causation and correlation. I have not once heard someone allege weed 'causes rape and murder' nor heard of a study to that effect.

Because it is a spectacular drain on police resources and the justice sector. If it brings in some extra cash for the exchequer more the merrier. Not to mention it would completely undercut drug dealers and thus bring the industry under the purview of government oversight which in turn would make it safer - much less of a chance the government would be willing to tolerate the various breeding programs that have led to the strength going through the roof.
Then again i dont overly care one way or the other.
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The Mail on Sunday ran an investigation on a couple of dens in East London, proper clubs accessible via social media and with a sizeable turnover of brands of cannabis. Plenty of material compiled, people lounging about smoking it to the loud music, the sheer numbers will make them one of the worst kept secrets in London. There were photos of one of them from the outside, just a grotty shutter among many others in the street.

Police couldn't care less, the MoS handed all the evidence to them and all they have to say is that 'they're working with the local authority on how best to deal with it'. The police have become a bit selective with their law-enforcement, that's for sure.

East London is the only place I know where we can smell weed in the air when there's nobody around.
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If we legalise it what will happen to the ‘drug war’ on weed? Would it just go away?
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