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Letter: Cannabis Hypocrisy
The Independent (UK)
Wednesday 18 Mar 1998
I congratulate David Prior, Conservative MP for Norfolk North, for
admitting that he smoked cannabis for several years in his youth
("Cannabis may be made legal for medical use", 16 March).
This comes at a time when a poll of new MPs revealed that 20 per cent
have tried an illegal drug. Yet so far the number that have announced
it publicly can be counted on one hand.
Almost every adult has either taken an illegal drug or known someone who
has and not reported them. For a government to ban a remarkably safe
plant like cannabis, whilst profiting from the trade in dangerous legal
drugs like alcohol, is hypocritical. To publicly support prohibition
whilst concealing their own "law-breaking" past is downright dishonest.
One thing this country does not need is a House of Commons full of liars
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