Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Sunday, September 11, 2005

UK Police 'can't cope' with cultivation

Police 'can't cope' as Vietnamese flood drugs trade
http://www.guardian.co.uk/drugs/Story/0,2763,1567385,00.html
Gangs make millions by targeting London with cannabis grown in houses rented from unsuspecting landlords

Senior officers believe the sharp rise is at least partly due to the decision to reclassify cannabis from a class B to a class C drug which led to an increase in demand.
Tighter border controls as a result of the terrorist threat have also made the domestic product more sought after. Gangs who grow cannabis make far higher profits now because they do not have to smuggle the drugs across borders.

This is the predicted outcome of the half baked notion that decriminalizing possession and legislating increasing sentences for supply brings about.

The Canadian Senate Inquiry called decriminalisation (and instant fines) the worst possible scenario. Perhaps the London experience will assist people to understand why! Regrettably, the Canadian Senators also predicted such an anomalous system would be hard to 'correct' with the required liberal adjustement as prohibitors coalesce round the failures with the 'we told you so" chant.

When reason prevails, it will be seen that the right to possess without the right to cultivate, process, trade and transport is a barren right.
/Blair Anderson

  
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