Propaganda thrives with the reclassification of Cannabis in the UK

Discussion in 'The Drug War Headline News' started by xxdr_zombiexx, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. xxdr_zombiexx xxdr_zombiexx

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    Cannabis 'time bomb'

    By Jane Wharton

    HEADTEACHERS and youth workers have slammed the Government's downgrading of cannabis, saying it has created "a time bomb waiting to go off".

    New legislation has seen cannabis downgraded from a class B drug to class C.

    But youth leaders have condemned the decision, stating the changes could lead to more addicts.

    Stortford Outreach and Resettlement Project director Norma Symonds said: "This is one of the worst moves the Government has ever made. The law is extremely confusing and I think we will see an increase in addicts and an increase in people with mental health problems."

    The reclassification puts cannabis in the same category as steroids and anti-depressants. The Government says the change will focus police attention on the most dangerous drugs and officers can now use their discretion in deciding whether or not to arrest.

    Offenders aged under 18 will always be arrested and people smoking cannabis in a public place or near young people can also expect to be arrested.

    Birchwood High School headteacher Chris Ingate said: "I'm not sure what messages the Government is giving by doing this. Many students don't understand the new laws because they're utterly confusing.

    "As far as the school is concerned the new legislation will not change our policy. Anyone caught selling cannabis will be permanently excluded and anyone in possession of it faces a lengthy suspension."

    Doctors have warned that cannabis has been linked to a greater risk of heart disease, lung cancer, bronchitis, emphysema and a number of mental health problems. Mrs Symonds said many addicts started off as cannabis users before moving on to hard drugs.

    Detective Superintendent Jeremy Alford, head of crime management for Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: "It's important to stress that possession of cannabis remains illegal. However, most offences in the future will be dealt with by means of a police warning and confiscation.

    "This brings with it advantages of freeing officers' time to focus with even greater effectiveness on class A drugs."

    11:19am today

    [zombienote: Wow...did they leave anything out beyond that it can turn you into a bat? And where is their new claim about killing thousands?]
  2. Higher Self Higher Self

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    people with mental health problems

    Alot of 'mental health' problems are created by short-circuted humans who adopt too many contradicting beliefs between what appears to be the 'truth' and what they are told to be the 'truth' by a mixed up consensus reality.

    A flip-side argument could be that there are plenty of folks who abuse alcohol, then there loved ones..., who have mental health issues, yet alcohal may be worse for them, and legal.

    Mental health is a subjective perspective, the reefer mad, psuedo-christian, has a mental health problem too, it's just a matter of perspective.

    The only people confused by the new law are the ones who are unable to stop what they are doing long enough to read a transcript of it, process it, and move on. Problems occur when mentally lazy humans choose instead to have their personal beliefs spoon fed to them by someone else'
    s opinion.

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling, take cover everyone!

    The sky slammed right into the ground over in the Netherlands, but the only folks that were hurt were the one's whoses egos didn't take cover when chicken little started screaming.

    The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result.

    Educators who preach reefer madness, create more reefer madness. Legalize, regulate it, tax it, keep it legally accessible to adults only like alcohal and tobacco, teach children the truth about cannabis so they can make an informed decision when they reach adulthood, and the world may become a little more sane...
  3. Dennis Dennis

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    Just another group of alarmists who are trying to spread mass hysteria about cannabis. Someday they'll get over their prejudice against people who choose to use marijuana, and stop discriminating against them.

    The message from the UK government is simple, "Worry about herion, crack, alcohol, and tobacco; cannabis is not that big of a deal!"
  4. xxdr_zombiexx xxdr_zombiexx

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    Ahhh... but cannabis IS a big deal.

    It much more important than those dangerous drugs. This perspective is predicated on the fact that they spend so much time, and so much money, and so much police manpower, and devote so much media space to "marijuana". It is NOT BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

    That is a lie.

    Please do feel free to smoke all the tobacco and drink all the alcohol you want. Maybe buy a few guns too.. That's all ok.

    Don't smoke pot. It never kills anyone - therefore it is bad. :redhot:

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