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A group of cross-party MPs who've been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.
Canada became the first G7 country to allow recreational use of the drug in 2018.
Of the three politicians in the group one had a significant shift in his position.
Labour's David Lammy now backs legalisation, against his party's official stance.
Mr Lammy, alongside Conservative Jonathan Djanogly and Liberal Democrat Sir Norman Lamb were all filmed on their journey for a Radio 1 Newsbeat documentary called Legalising Weed: Canada's Story.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: PhilbertDezineck
they finally realized that money can be made from it. Amazingly enough, they seem to get a much better handle on the true facts once that is realized.
If the US did this on the federal level and used the money for mental health we might be able to reduce the mass shootings by a bit. But I'm not sure that is what "they" want.
originally posted by: Silure
a reply to: Vicious1
Its the money to be made that has sealed it for sure, drugs are like one of the few mass industries which pay # all tax.
The government should go further, say # it, then buy pure, humanely produced coke from S America, transport it via Royal Navy ship, then sell it on and raise billions in taxes.
My best mate suggested that as his cunning plan to inject massive amounts of existing cash into tax money for services.
It's a no brainer, and I keep a positive optimism, you may well be surprised for all we know.
. . . psychosis was three times more likely in those who smoked high-potency skunk cannabis, compared with non-users. “In daily users of skunk the risk rose fivefold,” says Robin Murray of King’s College London, who co-led the team. People who smoked low-potency hash, by contrast, were no more likely to experience psychosis than non-users, suggesting skunk was the culprit.
What is it that makes skunk disproportionately harmful? Basically, it is far richer than hash in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the ingredient that creates the drug’s high but which also triggers psychosis. Even more important, skunk contains hardly any of a substance called cannabidiol, or CBD, which has been shown to counteract the psychotic effects of THC. “In traditional hash, the proportions of THC and CBD are about equal, at 4 per cent each,” explains Amir Englund of King’s College London, who was not involved in the study. “In skunk, THC reaches around 14 to 15 per cent, while CBC tumbles to barely a trace,” he says.
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David Nutt of Imperial College London, who has argued for decriminalisation of cannabis, believes that skunk would disappear if governments or states made consumption legal by overseeing its production and regulating its sale, supply and content, as is happening in Uruguay and the US state of Colorado. “Prohibition has created the monster of skunk,” he says. “The solution is to regulate cannabis trade.”
An independent American researcher said the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and UK's foreign intelligence service MI6 are secretly running major illegal drug cartels across the world.
“I would say, as a customs agent, I also worked as part of a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) task force, my sense was that, ultimately, we were keeping out the competition from the official level drug trafficking that was coordinated, I believe, among the intelligence entities,” . . .