Law’s gone to pot, time for cannabis decriminalisation

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‘Every time we hear of somebody charged with possession of marijuana we should rage against the stupidity of the criminalisation of a relatively harmless drug while addictive killer substances like alcohol are legally available to 18-year-olds and easy for even younger people to obtain.

Americans push steadily forward towards common sense. Here, the refusal of authorities to acknowledge the truth seems invincible.

Supermarkets display alcoholic concoctions, often at knock-down prices. Football, rugby and GAA authorities compete for sponsorship by alcohol companies arguing, ludicrously, that a ban on sponsorship would damage sport and thereby damage the health, of young people in particular.’

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