Kate (mskatej) wrote,
Kate
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a short political rant of sorts. AHEM.

News story that infuriated me:

Cannabis is set to be reclassified as a class B drug amid fears over its effects on mental health, it was revealed today.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has made clear she wants to reverse her predecessor David Blunkett's 2004 decision to downgrade the drug to class C.

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is to report within months on whether cannabis should be reclassified but Ms Smith has signalled she could overrule the body.


For a start, NO ONE WHO SMOKES WEED GIVES A FLYING FUCK ABOUT WHAT ~*~CLASS~*~ IT IS (TRUST ME ON THIS). OR INDEED ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT IT *MIGHT* MAKE THEM GO CRAZY. AND HEY, IT'S OUR FUCKING CHOICE WHAT WE DO TO OUR OWN BODIES AND MINDS YOU HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATING *ASSHOLES*.

Secondly (bold mine):

In a letter to the advisory council, Ms Smith said: "Though statistics show that cannabis use has fallen significantly, there is a real public concern about the potential mental health effects of cannabis use."


WHAT THE FUCK IS THE POINT THEN. Does that make sense to anyone? Useage has gone down, which surely indicates that reclassifying it as Class C has *worked* (whatever that means). This nonsense about concern over mental health effects *enrages* me. How about, instead of turning casual pot smokers into criminals who could face jail time, how about some EDUCATION.

Fucktards.

Btw, if any of you agree that drugs should be illegal because they're "bad" for you, consider how you might feel if the government suddenly decided to make junk food illegal and then go ahead and re-evaluate your opinion. :)

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