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By Adam
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Well, fuck me sideways. Look at the comments on the cannabis regrade story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... rtComments
Defying expert advice on a policy as important as this is a shameful, it's an absolute disgrace.

This has brought whole A B C classification system into disrepute, the only message this sends is that our drugs laws are a political toy and aren't based on evidence or any genuine concern for public health. That's the message, well done guys.

- David, Aberdeen, UK
Good point. Well made.
Reclassification will not in itself educate children on the use of cannabis. Young people will choose to take cannabis by choice, not because of the classification. The same way they choose to take other drugs. The law can change a thousand times but young people will still continue to use it. Just like young people use alcohol and tobacco. Too much time is spent on scoring political correctness. Get on the streets and understand why they want to take drugs in the first place. Then spend time and effort on why instead of changing politics.

- John Heeley, Manchester England
This is almost as bizarre as the new ban on violent porn. All it's going to do is result in further discrimination of otherwise innocent, well intentioned people. Bring on the Martin Luther King or Susan Anthony of the drug world, there is only so much discrimination innocent people will take.

If anything else, after all the years of debate the pro-drug community still is asking the same unanswered question and I don't think the government can or should be taken seriously until it is answered... "why is alcohol legal and cannabis illegal?" - it is such a major logical in congruency that the only conclusion one can draw from the consistent evasion of the question is that reason and logic have no place in the law... but that is what the law should be based on isn't it?

- Gary, Leicester, UK
Admittedly the headline is a Labour bash, apparently for changing their opinion to do what the Mail wanted in the first place, but the majority of comments so far are at least semi-rational.
By Becka
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Admittedly the headline is a Labour bash, apparently for changing their opinion to do what the Mail wanted in the first place, but the majority of comments so far are at least semi-rational.
With weed stories they usually are, i've seen the most sensible and balanced comments on the DM sites on 'weed' linked stories.
 
By ezinra
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The most dangerous drug in the world: 'Devil's Breath' chemical from Colombia can block free will, wipe memory and even kill

Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks
Within minutes, victims are like 'zombies' - coherent, but with no free will
Some victims report emptying bank accounts to robbers or helping them pillage own house
Drug is made from borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia

By Giant f*cking Sudoku
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#225728
lol, a superb juxtaposition there of wildly neurotic Mail fantasy versus down to earth reality. The trouble is, people believe the crap they print.
By ACG
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#225796
ok, this bit right here...
ezinra wrote:
Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks
Within minutes, victims are like 'zombies' - coherent, but with no free will

that's literally a recycling of the haitian voodoo zombie myth.
 
By Big Arnold
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Stories surrounding the drug are the stuff of urban legends, with some telling horror stories of how people were raped, forced to empty their bank accounts, and even coerced into giving up an organ.
That's the only true sentence in the article.
 
By Kreuzberger
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Arnold wrote:
Stories surrounding the drug are the stuff of urban legends, with some telling horror stories of how people were raped, forced to empty their bank accounts, and even coerced into giving up an organ.
That's the only true sentence in the article.
To be fair, this does ring a note of truth. Sometimes, I'm so off ma tits that I am literally begging complete strangers to take that old Wurlitzer off my hands
By jguazu
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An open door to drug smugglers: Air travellers carrying cannabis let off with slap on wrist
where small amounts of cannabis were discovered, passengers were not even detained by officials. Instead they were given an oral warning, had the drug confiscated and then were allowed to continue their journey.
Confiscating the drugs hardly constitutes an "open door to drug smugglers". The Mail doesn't tell us what a "small amount" is - though I'm guessing it falls way short of amounts that you could sell on. Someone bringing cannabis into the country for their own use is not exactly a "drug smuggler" - and what does the Mail think will be achieved by locking the up for 14 years (as the article suggests should happen)?
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