Legalise Cannabis

Currently the war on drugs is being lost and to be honest cannabis should not be involved in this war at all.

Cannabis could help grow the British economy.

It will create jobs, take away the unjust stigma, can easily be regulated, is taxable and would also help British agriculture and the high street.

With a simple system we could create a sustainable eco friendly business that benefits the UK economy and culture.


Terence Barnett, FestiveFridays | Sat 21st Dec 2013 at 18:34

4 comments:

In Britain, CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform is working to end the stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis and cannabis users. The £500 million we spend every year on cannabis law enforcement is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents.

Illegal cannabis farms destroy rented property, steal electricity, exploit human trafficked gardeners and blight communities with street dealing. There has been a massive increase in the last few years. 7,660 were discovered in 2010/11 and there is no sign of any slowing down. Cannabis prices have escalated to nearly £15 per gram.

CLEAR has proposed a properly regulated system of production and supply which would minimise all these problems and create thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to.

Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies.

A legally regulated system would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

CLEAR published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum.

Peter Reynolds, CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform | Sat 21st Dec 2013 at 20:11

Thank you for the comments Peter.
I hope my initiative can support yours in the near future.
Please share and vote.
Terence Barnett, FestiveFridays | Sun 22nd Dec 2013 at 03:26

So how can CLEAR support you on this?

I see this idea has more support than any other. Often the case when the public are asked for the law reform they would most like to see. When it comes to it though, just as with Obama's online Q&As, the subject always gets dismissed as if it's something trivial.

Forgive my cynicism but Lord Young isn't going to invite anyone to discuss this round the table at No 10.

Why? Because Cameron and the government have no valid argument against it. Cannabis prohibition is based on lies, misinformation and a corrupt relationship with the press and GW Pharmaceuticals. That's why the only way they can deal with the issue is by ignoring it or trying to ridicule it.

Government ministers are quite blatant about it. In writing they simply refuse AS A MATTER OF POLICY to meet anyone campaigning for cannabis law reform..

The only way we will overturn this absurd policy is either through the courts or when the USA's far more effective democracy has legalised in so many states that it can no longer be ignored.


Peter Reynolds, CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform | Sun 22nd Dec 2013 at 15:13

Peter.

I respect your opinion.

In response to your comments, I'm not campaigning for a cannabis law reform, Only presenting a feasible way I could make Britain more enterprising and present a variety of innovative ideas to back this up.
If it is this idea that has the best contribution or creates the biggest impact and gets me to Parliament, it will be on my agenda to discuss these possibilities as we both know it is one feasible way to Grow the British Economy and I would like to hear their opinion due to a long-lived interest on this matter.

Honestly though, It will take far more than one idea to grow our economy, we need to prepare for and find solutions to various major issues we face and my ideas address some of the most serious problems, presenting viable solutions.

Please take a look at these ideas;

http://www.growthbritain.co.uk/index.php?i=90
http://www.growthbritain.co.uk/index.php?i=105
http://www.growthbritain.co.uk/index.php?i=104
http://www.growthbritain.co.uk/index.php?i=103

These are sustainable, innovative and feasible ideas I have entered and wish to present to Lord Young.
As such In the nature of this opportunity i'm merely using democracy to gain support and the opportunity to present these ideas which may not be as popular in terms of votes as this or some other ideas, but in terms of feasibility and growth, are far more realistic and appealing to the Government which your comments outline.

If you could share this with your followers and get your followers to vote, this will help us both as you will have published data to quantify the importance of what you are doing and it will help me present various sustainable Business ideas to make Great Britain. Growth Britain.



Thank you for the comments and contribution.
Terence Barnett, FestiveFridays | Mon 23rd Dec 2013 at 03:58

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