It will be interesting to read the Have Your Say responses (if this happens).
However, we get the boneheaded fact-mangling response from MP for Alyn and Deeside Mark Tami, who says - "As 280,000 Class A drug users are responsible for half of all crime, taking the risk of legalising such a dangerous drug is foolhardy and I would not wish to gamble so much on the health and wellbeing of our children."
Well Mark Tami, what do you think causes that crime? Is it random violence of drug-addled individuals or gang warfare over turf and the robberies performed by those desperate to buy their next fix? Further, have you considered that the reason we have 280,000 Class A users is because there is a criminal fraternity actively selling to them and recruiting new "customers"? Has it EVER occured to you?
Well, Mark Tami might just be unaware of this reasoning. Alas Alyn and Deeside
Getting drugs today is not a problem, they say, so what would be worse if it were legalsed and, frankly NOT made any easier to access, far less likely to be introduced by a