Skip to comments.The price of going soft on cannabis: Labour's experiment 'pushed up hard drug use and crime'
Posted on 04/07/2013 12:11:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
[UK] Labour's liberalisation of the cannabis laws was a disaster that pushed up drug use and crime and doubled the number of drug victims in hospital beds, two major research studies said yesterday.
They found that after police were told to go easy on cannabis smokers, there were increases in assaults, theft and car theft, burglaries, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
The chance that a young person who had never smoked cannabis would try the drug went up by a quarter after it became unlikely they would get more than a warning if caught by police, one project found.
The likelihood that they would smoke it on a regular basis went up by 8 per cent.
According to a second study, an experiment in relaxing cannabis laws on the streets of South London led to a rise of 40 to 100 per cent in the numbers of men admitted to hospital due to their use of harder drugs.
That report, by researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said: We find the depenalisation of cannabis had significant longer-term impacts on hospital admissions related to the use of hard drugs.
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Impossible.. The liberals on here keep saying that the only thing that can save us is legalizing.
People are going to take drugs anyway. Let them.
Just don’t cut them any slack if they commit any crimes while high.
As a counselor I have spoken with crack addicts who said they wished the MJ was as easy to get as crack, because they would prefer. Since dates are not given there is no way to evaluate whether the increase in robbery and other crimes not to mention the desire to get blotto is due to the world economy going to heck in 2008. When Point Barrow in Alaska prohibited alcohol, the crime rate dropped 70%. People on pot tend to be mellow, not violent unless it is laced with PCP or similar.
Remember correlation is not causation. I am told that in Portugal and Switzerland the results have been quite different when drug laws were lightened.
Not a problem with most pot users! Their crime is "getting caught".
That’s a bit like saying “teens are going to have sex anyway”, right . . . ?
Yup. One big happy Choom Gang. What foreign power would ever want to bother with peaceful lil’ us?
Also, by keeping it illegal, we cannot regulate it. This gives the cartels the incentive to create drugs that are so addictive that a user is compelled to do literally anything to achieve that high, no matter the price. With legalization, drugs can be regulated to ensure a limit on the high and we can control the high the user gets.
I understand that it was no different with Prohibition. Prior to Prohibition, upwards of a third of adults were in a continual stupor, which was the reason to bring it on. During Prohibition, moonshine was often 190 to 200 proof. It was legalization and regulation of alcohol that eliminated most of the problems.
No. The main problem of teen sexuality is not that teens are having sex, because our ancestors usually got married in their teens. The problem here is that we’ve pushed when it is permissible for people to become sexual well into their twenties, after they’ve completed post-secondary schooling and created an independent life.
Bottom line is there are a lot of reasons for the current problems we have with sexuality.
Something in these studies doesn’t add up. Decriminalizing it and legal, regulated sale are not the same. So the study looks at the same distribution method as when illegal. Pot is a stepping stone drug because the pot dealer sells more than pot. If pot came from a liquor store (UK lets minors drink I think?) its use among kids would be no worse than booze. The pot man wouldn’t turn buyers onto harder drugs. The pot wouldn’t be laced with pcp or worse.
A carload of paranoid pot-smokers tried to run me over; going so far as to pursue me down the road.
Cannabis is way more dangerous than people make out.
People have been having sex for forever throughout history married or not.
It’s just the in your face sexuality is more prevalent today.
these are sickening.
You must be young
Prior to the say late 70s most women required serious commitment for sex
Prior to mid 60s most sexually desirable gals married as virgins
Sorry but amongst respectable folk in Christian nation ....like we were till recently
It has never been like this
Young women are as promiscuous as lads now...and given how low testosterone most young white boys look today versus how bloomy young women look I’d wager young gals are left ...rather undone
We have entered a realm just shy of Caligula’s barge
It has never been like this relatively speaking
And boy does it ever spell disaster....legal pot is nothing compared to ever increasing illegitimacy and the destruction of the man/wife family
I love women and precisely why God made them....they are worth all the ribs I have for sure...and I had two spare cervical..lol
I’m pinging some gals spanning X to boomer...ask them you don’t believe me
The train is off the track sexually speaking in our culture
I am no prude but why take the word of some old hardleg
Agreed - what I am saying is you just can’t say all the problems in society today are just down to most people making serious commitments later in life. There’s a whole raft of other issues - feminisation of society, more technology, higher standards of living, economic conditions and so on. It all adds up to trouble though, whatever the reasons.
Well it removes (or at least suppresses) many of our inhibitions, which isnt as good as most liberals seem to think it is. In the first place, its not good to liberate some inhibitions (like running people down in the street for example). Besides, although it may be mellowing and freeing for the smoker, I personally don’t WANT to be exposed to other people’s deep seated desires, thanks very much.
Yeah, and unfortunately the statistics say otherwise.
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