In response to Laura Perrins: Next time you hear liberals demand legalised cannabis, think of poor Alesha,
This case should be a wake-up call about the dangers of legalising this drug, but it won’t be. Despite extensive mentions throughout the case of the fact this teenager smoked it and obtained it from Alesha’s father, the judgement doesn’t seem to consider it a factor.
And beyond those who turn violent on this drug there are many thousands more who will damage their health and live a stunted life where they never amount to anything much. I personally know many bright young men (it’s almost always boys and men) who have never gone anywhere in life as they are content to sit about smoking pot all day. They’re in their mid-30s now and still living with their parents, no wife or girlfriend, no proper job, no future. There are thousands, maybe millions of more minor tragedies like this every day.
The first scientific paper to link cannabis with psychosis was published in 1845 by a French psychiatrist. Nearly 200 years later we are still arguing. What does it take?
Laura, you are going to be surprised by some responses to this article. Whenever I write against the legalisation of this poison, someone comes out to say what a heartless creep I am, that I want people to suffer because they are in pain and the only thing that helps is cannabis. I lived in Africa for 30 years, and saw first-hand on a daily basis the results of smoking mind-altering drugs. Keep fighting the good fight, but expect a load of arguments from users, and from those who have been infected by the BBC and Elite’s propaganda war, persuading even those who have never touched the stuff that ‘drugs are good and they help people’.