The Decriminilization of Cannabis Persuasive Essay by silverman567

The Decriminilization of Cannabis
A persuasive article on the possible impact of legalizing cannabis.
# 11200 | 719 words | 2 sources | 2002 | GB
Published on May 17, 2003 in Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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The paper considers the impact on society of lighter laws concerning cannabis and whether it is a safe substance appropriate to our society. The paper has particular reference to the social climate of the United Kingdom.

From the Paper:

"When David Blunket announced he wanted the UK's laws covering cannabis to be eased, I had images of London taking over Amsterdam as the central drugs spot in Europe. I saw Jamaican themed 'coffee shops' lining the streets of Soho, bakers selling hash-cakes, teachers and students alike enjoying a joint to go with their lunch-time snack. A society where cannabis is fully accepted may not be so farfetched. Under the Home Secretary's scheme, the drug would remain illegal, but the punishments, with its reclassification as a class 'C' drug, would be lessened - maximum sentences of 2 years for possession and 5 years for supply would apply. But rather than arresting people caught with cannabis, police will be more likely to issue a warning, a caution or a court summons, increasing their attention on harder drugs such as coke and heroin."

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