Hi all, so I was doing some reading the other day and came across an article regarding the Lib-dem health minister Norman Lamb calling for the
legalisation of cannabis in the UK, he is advocating for full on legalisation, he's even gathered a team together, including the current police
commissioner for Durham Ron Hogg, they have written a bill detailing how it would work in the UK. It would be licenced to sell for recreational use
and you can grow it at home for personal use.
Last year there was an e-petition regarding this issue and it was "debated" in parliament. The Bill was then later put through during a ten minute
rule session, which was said to be a largely symbolic gesture rather than a genuine attempt.
Norman Lamb has also convinced the entire party to back him! So now the Lib-dems officially stand to legalise cannabis, the first time a major party
has advocated legalisation! It was great news to me and it was nice to hear some common sense policies being discussed.
I don't have any confidence in the political system but it intrigued me, so I looked a little deeper into the Lib-dems and I have to say I liked what
I had to hear! Then.... Came the dilema...
The Lib-dems are also standing on another very important issue, the eu! They are saying if they get in they will have us stay in the EU! Wait, what???
So they don't like democracy then while preaching on their website about how democratic they are and how they want to reform the democratic process!
How can they reform something when they don't understand the very basic yes/no vote!
It really knocked the wind out of my sails... So I ask you guys, especially those that want to see cannabis legalised, what are your thoughts? Would
you still vote for them purely on the cannabis issue or would the fact they want to stay in the EU put you off?
Since they announced their EU plans they had many people join the party but I doubt it will be a significant number to change anything.
Also lets imagine they got into power and they kept us in the EU, what would be the reaction of brexit supporters? Rioting would be my best guess!
Anyway thought it was an interesting topic to discuss, I would rather deal with this exact issue than the party itself, or tuition fees etc... I know
about all that and I doubt the words from any politician, so no real need to go over all that.
Lib-dems to legalise cannabis
Lib-dems pledge to keep us in the EU
Edit: also this Ron Hogg guy is an interesting character and has stated that the Durham police will not target pot smokers and small scale growers!
It's still illegal and if there is a complaint they will investigate but they are not actively trying to catch people now.
Ron Hogg on cannabis
4-8-2016 by Meee32 because: (no reason given)