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Is it time the UK decriminalised drugs?

  • Christian and Protestant respondents were also more likely to report voting no;
  • Plus, half of our participants feel that marijuana is an excellent medicinal cure;
  • Since there are no real restrictions in place of how fucked-up your product can get someone, pot growers and sellers are competing with each other to get THC levels, and their customer base, as high as possible;
  • So who should be in charge of marijuana regulation?
  • Thanks to decades of racial profiling and disproportionate targeting, a whole lot of minorities were caught possessing marijuana when it was illegal, and now these same people are not allowed to sell the stuff even though it's legal -- incidentally leaving almost exclusively whites in a position to profit from the most booming startup industry this country has seen since the last tech bubble;
  • Following a public backlash and u-turn from Home Secretary Sajid Javid, patients are now able to apply to a panel of medical experts for permission to use the oil, although many have been rejected.

The Home Office decision, expected to be announced in parliament within a month, follows a high-profile campaign by the mother of year-old Billy Caldwell, whose medical cannabis for his epilepsy was seized following a trip to the US in the summer. Following a public backlash and u-turn from Home Secretary Sajid Javid, patients are now able to apply to a panel of medical experts for permission to use the oil, although many have been rejected. Yet many are saying it does not go nearly far enough and that the continued war on drugs has been a monumental failure and requires a complete overhaul.

Calling for cannabis to be fully legalised, Hague wrote: This battle is effectively over. Cannabis has been classified as a Class B drug in the UK since and carries a prison sentence of up to five years for possession.

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Both of those drugs are now sold by highly commercialised industries who thrive off addiction for profit. This would create stability and peace in drug-producing nations.

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This is the view of the Home Office, which said in May: Drugs sold by dealers are often cut with harmful substances, increasing the risk of suffering adverse effects.

The result is that current UK drug policy has led to the highest ever rate of deaths from overdose. Francis is a native of Argentina, which borders Uruguay, where cannabis is now legally grown and smoked. The international development organisation says the money could be used to plug the gap in the NHS budget. But we can see the potential benefits from a taxation perspective if we were to regulate it. Health Poverty Action says it would free up the police and judicial systems to address more serious or violent crime and reduce the overall prison burden.

What countries have legalised drugs? Portugal has led the way in decriminalising the possession of small quantities of any drug sincein a radical experiment that has become the test case for many countries looking to reform their drug laws. Across Europe, 14 countries have brought in various decriminalisation models for the medical or recreational sale of cannabis.

  • Among our participants, 66 percent believe legalization would have a positive impact on the economy, and another 18 percent say it might;
  • While 18 percent of our participants say the federal government should, a whopping 64 percent would prefer the government stay out of it;
  • Pot Legalization Opinions by Age, Sex, and Religion Despite research to the contrary , according to our survey, older people may actually be more likely to support marijuana legalization;
  • For states that have legalized marijuana, data about the impact on use among youth and adults, automobile crashes, crime and public safety, as well as medical effectiveness tend to be scant, contradictory, or unreliable;
  • To put it simply;
  • Cannabis has been classified as a Class B drug in the UK since and carries a prison sentence of up to five years for possession.

In DecemberUruguay became the first nation to make it legal to grow, consume and sell cannabis. That said, all sales must pass through a government-run marketplace.

  • Plus, half of our participants feel that marijuana is an excellent medicinal cure;
  • Guess which groups tend to have the highest conviction rate?

Twenty-three US states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana for medical purposes and Washington became the first to permit the recreational use of the plant indespite a federal ban.

Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have since followed suit.

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Cannabis went on sale in Washington in July Canada has also joined the marijuana gold rush this summer, becoming the first G7 country to fully legalise cannabis after lawmakers passed a bill allowing the growing, selling and consumption of cannabis for medical and recreational use. In fact, we now stand closer to countries such as Russia, China, Indonesia and Singapore.

What happens when drugs are decriminalised?

  1. Effects on Economy and Society Most experts agree that legalizing marijuana has a positive impact on the economy. Many tout its medicinal benefits.
  2. Cannabis went on sale in Washington in July
  3. Continue Reading Below Advertisement According to a lab called Charas Scientific, the levels of THC the stuff that makes you forget which day of the week it is in what we're calling "classic" marijuana was usually 10 percent or less. Portugal has led the way in decriminalising the possession of small quantities of any drug since , in a radical experiment that has become the test case for many countries looking to reform their drug laws.
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  5. Marijuana is used to treat glaucoma, enhance lung health, help control seizures, inhibit cancer, and more. There were no prerequisites or qualifiers for taking this survey.

Multiple studies of what happened in Portugal show the hugely positive impact decriminalisation has had over the past 15 or so years. The country has an extremely low rate of overdose deaths and has reduced the number of HIV-positive people addicted to drugs.

  1. Government Involvement in Marijuana Laws When it comes to the states where marijuana is already legal, who should enforce the laws?
  2. While 18 percent of our participants say the federal government should, a whopping 64 percent would prefer the government stay out of it.
  3. Government Involvement in Marijuana Laws When it comes to the states where marijuana is already legal, who should enforce the laws?
  4. Whether or not you agree marijuana should be legalized, you can acknowledge there are many shades of gray. Because weed helps combat cancer which is a big reason it's now being legalized , it might also halt embryo development , which is tumor-like in its progression.

It has also saved millions of euros in prison expenses while the level of drug use has not gone up. The legalisation of cannabis in some US states has not led to a rise in adolescent use, a US study found. It revealed that while cannabis use was generally higher in the states that had passed medical marijuana legislation beforethe passage of such laws did not affect the rate of marijuana use in those states.

British experts pushing for medicinal and research use of the drug welcomed the news. Advertisement Sign up for our daily newsletter Newsletter.