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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.


THE BBC

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)