Thursday, October 29, 2009

Free the Weed?

Fair play to Professor David Nutt, the Government's Chief Drug Advisor. He's apparently said that in a league table of risk, alcohol would be fifth behind cocaine, heroin, barbiturates and methadone and tobacco would be ninth, ahead of cannabis, LSD and ecstasy.

It's a well known argument amongst recreational drug users that if tobacco and alcohol were discovered today they'd be made illegal. Why other less risky drugs are prohibited really does make no logical sense.

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