Why do people want to decriminalise cannabis? Is it just because a significant number of people use it? If this is their major argument, then perhaps we ought to legalise 'joy-riding' and other 'recreational' activities that offer enjoyment at the price of human pain.
The only good things that may come out of the decriminalisation debate are a realisation that the social use of legal or illegal drugs is a complex subject and that it is about time our society started to look at practical ways of pulling out of the drug culture altogether, rather than embracing it even more fully.
My organisation does believe in freedom of choices but we are also convinced that society should continue to adopt a framework which protects the weak and vulnerable, as well as offering a clear lead on positive community life.
UK Band of Hope
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