The real cause of knife crime? It’s hidden in a fog of cannabis smoke

Mar 10, 2019 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday: Does any powerful person in this country ever thin k? It has been quite astonishing watching the alleged debate about knife crime over the past few days. Not a single thought took place. There is a very good reason why people generally don’t stab each other. Normal, sane humans recoil from the very idea of plunging a sharp blade into a fellow creature, let alone driving it so deep that it is bound to kill. The crime has been rare because nobody wanted to...

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Ruined lives, wrecked minds – the terrible cost of cannabis

Feb 12, 2019 by

by Ollie Wright, The Conservative Woman: ALEX Berenson’s book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, opens with a horror story. A mentally ill Australian woman, Raina Thaiday, stabbed to death her seven children and an eighth child, her niece. According to health professionals who examined Thaiday, her use of cannabis was almost certainly a major factor in her illness and therefore in the ghastly tragedy of the killings. Thaiday’s case is an extreme...

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British government bows to media campaign for medical cannabis

Oct 29, 2018 by

by Kathy Gyngell, MercatorNet: Last June, under huge and hysterical media pressure, Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid opened the lid on the Pandora’s box of ‘medicinal’ cannabis. He issued emergency licences to allow access for two young boys with severe forms of epilepsy. At the same time he ordered a review into evidence of its therapeutic efficacy, falling for what soon transpired to be a well-orchestrated campaign. Coordinated by Volteface, the openly pro-legalising recreational...

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Canada Up in Smoke

Oct 17, 2018 by

by John Paul Meenan, Crisis Magazine: The day is nigh. Today, October 17, marijuana becomes legal in Canada, only the second sovereign nation to let loose the reins of law on the notorious drug (the other being Uruguay, with other nations taking a more incremental approach). Nine U.S. states have also approved recreational use: Colorado, the entire western seaboard (Washington, Oregon, California), along with Nevada, then, on the east, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts (funny how they all voted...

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The true cost of legalising drugs: Everyone should see this

Aug 23, 2018 by

By Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: Watch and weep. This video about the out-of-control marijuana monster in Colorado needs to be shared as widely as possible. Every parent, child and politician should see it. The stark reality is that taxation does not begin to pay for the damage that normalisation of this drug costs and it is children, the poor and ethnic minorities who are most damaged or cast on the wasteheap of life. The failed state of post-pot legalisation Colorado is indeed a...

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Billy’s plight is awful – but don’t be duped into legalising dope

Jun 24, 2018 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday: Picture this. Ten years hence, at the urging of Tory politicians, bishops, churchgoing pseudo-conservative columnists, and various other dupes and suckers, Britain has legalised marijuana. It is on sale in the high street. It can be bought in one click on the internet, and at superstores, shopping malls and farmers’ markets. Children smoke it in the street, or eat cannabis sweets. Politicians have quickly moved to tax it, so filling a large part of the hole...

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