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Cannabis: What’s The Harm? part 2

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Written by Peter Reynolds

February 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm

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  1. I think he’s a poor presenter but he is going into the right places, but should evaluate from his findings whether or not all this police time and effort is really worth it and it should be legalised. I wonder if the BBC has the balls to do so.


    February 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

  2. I hope he looks at why it was made illegal in the first place and come to see that it is all about corporately help greed and money..thats why its seek the Truth buddy it all about greed…paper, plastics and fuel….oh yeah big pharmaceutic company’s that have all these approved drugs like aspirin that kill people every year..Cannabis kills zero unless they are killed bye a cop.>> its the new way to enslave you like early american slaves but you are now a Economic slave who has no rights….This is New World Order

    K Buddy Consulting Inc.

    February 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm



    February 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

  4. I don’t think the kid is a good example. There are kids that drink far too much and it’s not a good thing. I think cannabis is fine provided the brain is fully developed – same as most psychoactive compounds. Drink being one of them.


    February 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

  5. I’m Michael from the beginning of this documentary & I can say we recorded 4 hours worth of material where I argued that the alcohol experiment had failed and that we needed to take cannabis production out of the hands of criminal gangs as that is where the problem lies. Tokers have to line the pockets sometimes of unscrupulous gangs that are shown later in this episode. Why does our government force us to fund these gangs when all evidence shows cannabis to be less harmful than alcohol & tobacco? Because they are being paid & lobbied to??
    I’m proud of taking part in this documentary & I had no problem with the whole country knowing that I smoke cannabis. If anyone did have a problem with me doing it, the problem is theirs & certainly not mine.
    I also said to them after recording that I would have no problem sitting around a table & debating the topic of cannabis. I want to get Peter Hitchens around that table & verbally spank him for the lies & propaganda he continues to spew in the Daily Fail. If only he had the brains of his brother.

    Michael Hunter

    February 24, 2011 at 10:27 am

  6. This film is a perfect example of why cannabis should be legalised or decriminalised. I firmly believe that the people shown who had problems taking cannabis would have found another drug to abuse, or engage in other illegal activities, if cannabis did not exist. The amount of police time spent in upholding the law against cannabis is amazing. The current law encourages organised crime to become involved. If vandals threw a brick at your window, you see how long it takes for the police to respond. Chances are you would not receive a visit, and would be asked to come to the police station, where, in many cases, you would wait for hours to lodge your complaint. Remember the case of the mother and her handicapped child who were being continually bullied by kids on the estate where she lived? In the end, she gassed herself and her child to escape the torment. Where were the police when she needed them? Yet if someone had reported the same woman as being a cannabis grower, for sure they would have been on the case. Do not get me wrong. The police do a fantastic job and often go to the end of the world to solve serious crime. But they have to uphold the laws that politicians put before them. I am not a regular cannabis user as I do not wish to get involved with the gangs that control the supply, it is just something I enjoy when I visit countries that tolerate its use. Alcohol is legal, and most of us know about the problems and the expense to the Health Service that causes. Then why is a plant that has never killed anybody illegal?


    March 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

  7. I agree with the previous comments posted here, so needless to say, I am pro Cannabis law reform. I think the issue of law reform wasn’t examined as much as it should have been. They leant towards it at the end of the program, but didn’t properly ask the question of whether or not the current laws on Cannabis are just.

    I think that it is obvious that Cannabis being illegal is simply wrong. If it were legal to grow one’s own cannabis, then there would be no demand for Cannabis imported from these, “organised crime gangs”. Therefore, they would be getting no money from the Cannanbis trade, and there wouldn’t be the whole danger about what is added to the stuff, to bulk it out. Mind you, I’ve not yet looked into, or heard of research that has examined, exactly how common it is to find ‘Soap Bar’.

    Rory Saunders

    April 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

  8. Much respect to Mike.
    One thing about you I’d like to highlight to everyone. While he was smoking it, what did you notice about him? Nothing? Would you know by his behaviour he’d been smoking cannabis? Thought not.

    George Slater

    November 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

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