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"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
Theodore Rubin
"The only solution to the drugs problem is the legalisation of all drugs."
Sergeant Gordon Payne, Southampton Police
"When are we going to learn that we can't use the law to nag."
Marge Simpson

Prohibition vs Legalisation

We believe the prohibition of cannabis to be a crime.

It is a crime to prevent seriously ill people getting access to what is often the only medicine that works. It is a crime to make it harder for those people who need help to receive it. And it is a crime to prevent a freedom of choice that - at it's very worst - is much less harmful to both the individual and society than either cigarettes or alcohol.

It is our firm conviction that prohibition is ineffective, doomed to failure, deeply harmful and morally wrong. It has failed every test that could be put of it. More people have more problems with drugs, the price of cannabis has remained constant for over twenty years and its quality has improved. It has made no impact on the supply of cannabis and it certainly hasn't affected the demand.

Its alternative, legalisation, benefits everyone. There will be much more money for hospitals and schools. More police available to fight serious crime. Less strain on our courts and jails. Better police and community relations. Better treatment for problem users. Better information for experimenters. 70,000 new jobs. A more tolerant and inclusive society. Fewer individuals having problems with drugs. A better ability to spot warning signs. Help for sufferers of Multiple-Sclerosis, AIDS, Cancer, Anorexia, Arthritis, PMS, Glaucoma and a low libido (amongst others). Increased protection for cannabis users and better freedom all round.

We explain more about these issues on either our

Prohibition or

Legalisation page.

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