They Said It...
The British Home Office
"Drugs do not suck people into a life of crime, according to a report
to be published by the Home Office tomorrow. The findings contradict the traditional
view that taking cocaine, crack and heroin causes criminal behaviour."
- The Observer, UK (October 17th, 1999)
"...the commonly held belief that people are dragged into a life of crime
is not accurate."
- Mike Hough, director of the Criminal Policy Research Unit at South Bank University,
which carried out the study for the Home Office
HELEN CLARK (NZ Prime Minister)
"I think it's just more sensible because you waste an enormous amount
of police time on what is not serious offending"
- Helen Clark supports decriminalisation in an interview with the Evening
Post, 7th October 1999.
Cannabis trials 'encouraging'...
...Cannabis is thought to relieve the symptoms of a range of conditions...
...The first ever UK trials of the medicinal impact of cannabis have shown that
the drug is unlikely to cause patients any harm...
...Dr Geoffrey Guy... said: "All the subjects came through very well, and
we were very pleased with the study."
Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_523000/523106.stm
(November 16th, 1999)