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Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - ephilution - 10-17-2006

Quote:Marijuana Consumption Drops in U.K. Despite Liberalized Laws
October 16, 2006

Use of marijuana in England and Wales has fallen in the three years since penalties on the drug were eased, the Independent reported Oct. 14. The trend defied predictions that use of the drug would rise as a result of the change.

Marijuana was downgraded from a Class B drug to a Class C drug in 2004. Britain's Home Office reported that use of most Class A drugs has remained flat since then, but that cocaine use has risen.

In 2006, 8.7 percent of residents of England and Wales were marijuana users, the Home Office reported, the lowest level in 10 years. The downward trend also applied to 16- to 24-year-olds. Still, marijuana remains the most popular illicit drug in the U.K.

Since 2004, police have treated marijuana possession as a non-arrest offense. "The fact that cannabis use has continued to fall to its lowest level in nearly 10 years is further evidence that the decision to reclassify the drug to Class C was sound," said Martin Barnes, chief executive of the charity DrugScope. "Some warned that the change would lead to an increase in cannabis use, yet the reverse has happened, possibly because there is more awareness of the possible harms.

"The fact that cannabis has been linked with triggering mental conditions could have changed people's attitude towards the drug. Another possible explanation is the rise in binge drinking, which some people may be doing instead of taking cannabis."

The report is Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the British Crime Survey 2005-06 (for PDF, click here).

Source:
http://www.jointogether.org/news/headlines...tion-drops.html


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - Enemy - 10-17-2006

Well, the scaremongering was wrong, shame they had to spout the same cock and bull about cannabis being dangerous.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - TeslaandLyne - 10-17-2006

The drug weed is not for people in the UK.

Its an import from tropical and equitorial heat regions were they climb trees for

bannanas and coconuts.

UK peoples and peoples out of the tropics have no call for it, we eat hagis for fun.

They have what they need and we have what we need.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - Danis - 10-17-2006

Here in Norfolk, we smoke Turnips.

Do they hand out a 'on the spot' fine if they're caught? I wholly believe it should be legalised at least for medicinal use.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - Enemy - 10-18-2006

Right, nevermind that we used to grow hemp in this country, by law if you had a certain acreage, a portion of that had to be devoted to growing cannabis sativa.

It's not a tropical plant, it will grow in moutainous regions, it originated in central Asia, it grows all over the world.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - corrosion - 10-18-2006

Exactly the reason why it should be sold in a beer store like environment, so we can all try and appreciate pot the same way people do fine wine.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - deathstickboy - 10-18-2006

Take that, Authoritarian Bullshit!!!!
:LOL:


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - corrosion - 10-18-2006

Its not authoritarian bullshit....its just the fact that you will never stop people from self stimulating, even cats do it with catnip.

So why not make it a nontaboo issue and realize that an enlightened society is a happy society.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - Valentine - 10-18-2006

Because misery loves company and TPTB are some miserable mofos.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - corrosion - 10-18-2006

I think its just because they are scared of what would happen if they actually let everyone do something that has been tagged evil.

However, somehow they approve alcohol.


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - ephilution - 10-18-2006

Quote:Right, nevermind that we used to grow hemp in this country, by law if you had a certain acreage, a portion of that had to be devoted to growing cannabis sativa.

It's not a tropical plant, it will grow in moutainous regions, it originated in central Asia, it grows all over the world.
After all it's not called weed for nothing. Weed is generally tenacious and the smokable version is no different.;)B)


Marijuana Consumption Drops In U.k. Despite Liberalized Laws - deathstickboy - 10-19-2006

Quote:Its not authoritarian bullshit....its just the fact that you will never stop people from self stimulating, even cats do it with catnip.

So why not make it a nontaboo issue and realize that an enlightened society is a happy society.

I meant that making it illegal is authoritarian bullshit. The concept of "don't smoke this natually occuring herb or you will go to jail" is authoritarian bullshit.