Prohibitionist Gordon Brown and his paranoid agoraphobic Home Secretary (who is too scared to walk on the streets of London after dark), seem hell bent on re classifying cannabis as a 'Class B' drug despite all the expert advice offered by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).
Classifying cannabis as a 'Class B' drug would cost taxpayers at least £1 Billion a year.
The Independent reports that members of the Advisory Council are furious. Rev Blakeborough, who runs the Kaleidoscope drug abuse charity is quoted: "There is no significantly new evidence to suggest that cannabis is any more harmful than in the last review we did 18 months ago. The only reason that the ACMD is being forced to discuss this matter is because every new Home Secretary seems to want to show how tough they are."
Meanwhile a new study shows that cannabis increases brain cell growth - if this is true, instead of prohibition perhaps the government should offer 'Free School Spliffs' .
The only way to protect the health of the nation, which is the duty of any government, is to legalise cannabis and regulate it's sale like any other product. Anything else puts the sale and distribution of a product used by millions of people in the hands of gangsters and criminals.