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Letters, The Scotsman
Tuesday 30 Oct 2001
I cannot understand the logic employed by Janet
and Paul Betts (your report, 24 October) in
response to the proposals by the Home Secretary,
David Blunkett, to decrease the penalties for
cannabis possession. It is clear the law has not
done well as a deterrent against young people
smoking cannabis; in fact, the result is, it is
often sold by people who offer harder drugs,
which the Betts sensibly oppose.
People who suffer from cannabis use need the
help of doctors, not policemen, and that small
percentage of users who claim to have been
harmed is no reason to punish all users.
Cannabis use is a victimless crime, and people
do not deserve to be punished for that; rather
they deserve the protection of the law. This
can only be achieved by full legalisation,
enabling a legal supply system separated from
I hope the Betts are right when they say this
is the first step towards legalisation.
Legalise Cannabis Alliance
PO Box 198
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