For a brief moment it seemed as if drugs law in the UK was heading in the right direction. But, in case you missed it, Tony Blair recently hinted that he might reverse the declassification of cannabis: half a step forwards, and half a step backwards.
Jim Bliss is quite pissed off about this, and explains why. Then in the comments-section he gets even more pissed off when David Duff chips in with his tuppence worth. Well worth reading.
My own views are that if you’re worried about drugs-related crime, or about people’s safety, then prohibition is pretty counter-productive, not to mention the fact that criminalising vast swathes of the population for activities which do no harm to anyone else strikes me as unfair, and not what the law should be used for. But whether you agree with that or not, it’s clear that Tony Blair can’t make up his mind on this issue and so is half-arsedly tinkering with the edges of the law, which is not what good governments do.
Posted by Larry