Letter: Cannabis arrests

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Sir: The arrests of a Cabinet Minister's son, a journalist from the The Mirror and another man, for small cannabis offences illustrate the ineffectiveness and the injustice of the law that bans the plant.

The lad did what many other UK people do each day - pass a small amount of cannabis to someone who wants it. The annoying thing is that the cost, both economic and to police time, will all come out of the public pocket. To what end? Punishing someone for a crime without a victim. A fine example of British justice.


Norwich, Norfolk