As it is, the quality of cannabis is variable and it is difficult to get hold of. If it were legalised it would be much cheaper and the Government could tax it. Some of the revenue raised could be put into educating children to treat drugs responsibly.
If cannabis were removed from the Schedule to the Misuse of Drugs Act tomorrow, therealready exist laws and regulations which, if enforced, would prevent many dangers. For example, driving while unfit through drink or drugs is already an offence with a minimum one-year disqualification.
Cannabis should be available at the off-licence or down the pub, sold by people who have already been determined by JPs to be fit and proper people to sell alcohol; from pharmacists who can give general advice to people who wish to try it for insomnia, rheumatism, arthritis, back pain and the myriad other ailments for which anecdotal and scientific evidence indicate that it is efficacious; and, of course, on prescription from one's GP.
J Henry Trumpington, Barrister
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