I read a wee article in the Irish Times today.
You would imagine I would be in full support of this?
What boils my piss is the whole concept of "legalising" something. It reeks of the stench of being given permission to do something by those "in authority". I don't need the fucking gubmint's permission to do anything, thanks very much and the idea that they might "permit" me to do something is a complete anathema.
What I am in favour of is the decriminalisation of cannabis which is an entirely different matter.
In my book, the only things that should be "illegal" [for want of a better word] are those things which by their actions significantly impact on another party. In other words, any action which has a victim is wrong.
Cannabis has no victim. It affects no one except the person who is smoking it, and while so called "experts" can bore us with their opinions on whether it has a lasting effect or not, it is up to us to decide whether or not to listen to those opinions.
I personally see no harm whatsoever in the use of cannabis. It has many great medicinal uses [ask anyone who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis] and the recreational use is pretty harmless. In fact I would argue that cannabis does significantly less damage to society than alcohol. Has anyone ever heard of someone going on a shooting rampage while high on pot? Has anyone ever heard of a murder committed by someone who's floating on a blue cloud?
"Legalising" cannabis would just pass it into the realms of control, legislation and taxation, and would ultimately just line the pockets of the gubmint and Big Pharma. No fucking way.
Decriminalising it is an entirely different kettle of wombats.
It never should have been criminalised in the first place.