Thirty days before the elections, the smell of cannabis is in the air. It’s not just Green Leaf. Not just the European model for soft drugs adopted by Meretz.
The marijuana market is currently innovative, competitive, efficient and free. Decriminalizing it will make it an overregulated government oligopoly
HARPENDEN MP Peter Lilley has called on the Government to rethink its drug policy and again urged it to reconsider legalising cannabis.
Justice Minister Martin Cauchon is poised to make a number of major changes to the justice system, including taking steps in the next four months to decriminalize marijuana.
At the launch of the new drug strategy tomorrow ministers will publish research from York University that estimates that the cost of illegal drug use in the UK could be as much as £20 billion.
A silent coup has taken place in drugs policy. The legalisers have captured the Home Office. The government has quietly downgraded its attempt to reduce the number of people taking illegal drugs.
An Uncompromising Stand By Schools On Drugs Is Unjust And Doomed To Failure, Says Mark Pyper, The Head Of Gordonstoun
Mo Mowlam, the former cabinet minister responsible for drugs policy, is calling for the international legalisation of the drugs trade as part of a more effective drive to combat terrorism.
Five hundred drug policy experts from across Europe are in north Wales to debate policing, rehabilitation of drug users and decriminalisation.
Teenagers say marijuana is easier to buy than cigarettes or beer—one in three say they can find it in a matter of hours—but only 25 percent admit trying it, a national survey finds.
Soldiers of common sense are rarely summoned from the fields to support David Blunkett in an hour of need. Normally we must seize our pitchforks to defend liberty against that same Home Secretary’s Dark Riders of Control. Many is the son of freedom found dead in a ditch with a Blunkett spear in his back.
Sir, The use and possession of cannabis (report, July 11) is illegal in this country. Its presence is due to illegal bulk importation, most probably by the same criminal organisations that also import the harder drugs.
Is the Government sending conflicting signals about the use of cannabis?
Roger - not his real name - has smoked cannabis for most of his life. He is a company IT director, leads a full life and has never had a hard drugs habit.
The Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced measures to downgrade penalties for the possession and dealing of cannabis.
Cannabis and ecstasy are pretty harmless, or so everyone involved in the public discussion on soft drugs seems to agree. Judges, police and politicians rush to be more liberal than thou
It is time to get tough on drugs. This means getting real. The 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act has failed. London is suffering a plague of heroin and a killing field of crack cocaine.
Drugs policy is an area where most British politicians fear to tread.
Drugs should be legalised - their prohibition is an intolerable intrusion into private behaviour
Once cannabis is reclassified, we must have a proper debate on all intoxicants