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Thursday, January 29, 2004


At least some Tory politicians are thinking sensibly about drugs. I am not sure though whether Mark Isherwood has quite registered that to use cannabis for medicinal purposes then it would have to be reclassified. There was a lot of fuss in the Assembly this week from the Tories about the reclassification of cannabis from "B" to" C". Their argument was that it sends out mixed messages and that it fails to take account of the fact that cannabis is a "gateway" drug. What they did not say is that alcohol and tobacco are also gateway drugs. Following their logic there is a case to ban these substances as well. Such a proposition is of course nonsense.

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