Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Purely Medicinal?

We must be on our guard. Any medicinal properties of cannabis are no more applied by smoking a spliff than those of opium would be by injecting heroin, or than those of aspirin would be by ingesting bark. Cannabis is linked to violent psychosis.

We need a single category of illegal drug, with a crackdown on the possession of drugs, including a mandatory sentence of three months for a second offence, six months for a third offence, one year for a fourth offence, and so on.

We also need to restore the specific criminal offence of allowing one's premises to be used for illegal drug purposes, and we need Peter Hitchens's The War We Never Fought to be taught in schools.

Radical change would be impossible if the workers, the youth and the poor were in a state of stupefaction, and that baleful situation, which has been contrived in the past, is being contrived again today.