The Truth

Labour "crackdown on cannabis" .........

by Stewart Cowan, 7/5/08

"Labour crackdown on cannabis" is the headline on the Labour Party's website.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has just announced that cannabis will be reclassified as a Class B drug, "sending a strong message that the drug is harmful and should not be taken."

Whatever your views on cannabis and its legalisation, it is almost comical that four years after downgrading the drug from Class B to C, Labour does a U-turn and proudly announces that they are cracking down on it.

I know we have been getting dumbed down for decades by the media, state 'education' and fluoridation of the water supply, but you still have to admire the contempt the Government has for our intelligence.

The Home Secretary continued, "Cannabis use has fallen significantly across all age ranges and this is a testament to the success of the previous ten years of Labourís Drug Strategy. However, the reduction in cannabis use must not be allowed to reverse."

Hold on: "official figures showed the decision to downgrade the drug had been followed by a significant fall in its use."

The Government ignored the advice of the Advisory Panel on the Misuse of Drugs who said that reclassifying cannabis would be unlikely to deter users of the drug.

The Panel agreed that there was evidence that cannabis use can lead to mental illness, but that there were better ways of handling the situation.

Clearly, drugs should only be used for treating medical conditions and not for getting stoned - why stay at home feeling high for a short time and paying for it with periods of depression and paranoia?

Having been a very heavy drinker for years, I can say that there are far greater things in life than the false pleasure of being stoned. It just never provided any real joy.

I think the best way to deal with drug misuse would have to comprise a number of strategies including busting the myth that drugs are cool and empowering youngsters to have stronger, individual minds so that they do not want to waste their valuable time on drugs.

Unfortunately, today's education is about instilling a herd mentality into children and filling their minds with political correctness to the extent that they leave school needing deprogrammed.