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What is the truth about drugs ?

In article <323@stonehenge.win-uk.net>, The Famous Druid
<druid@stonehenge.win-uk.net> wrote:
>1.  The stuff stinks, if legalised, people would smoke the stuff
>in public places, and it takes _ages_ to clear away the smell.

This seems like an argument for criminalising noxious smells, rather
than legalising cannabis.

I expect that regulations covering legalised cannabis would be an
approximate union of the current tobacco and alcohol legislation.  For
example:

    no smoking in public (remember that in many (most? all?) places
    drinking alcohol in public is now illegal);

    licensing of vendors, both for on and off sales;

    no sale to, or for, persons under 18;

    health warnings;

    no advertising at all;

    duty.

>2.  It's effect lasts longer than alcohol.

Others have pointed out that this is probably untrue.  Even if it were,
with accurate education (something a little more detailed than `once
you're high you can only come down'), and appropriate impairment tests,
this needn't be a problem.

Tim.
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Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.politics
Subject: Re: What is the truth about drugs ?
Date: 18 Jul 1994 19:00:39 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <30eg07$52o@relay2.pipex.net>
References: <1994Jul14.083202.8338@news.wrc.xerox.com>
  <1994Jul14.133005.4959@crosfield.co.uk>
  <1994Jul14.171513.18327@news.wrc.xerox.com>
  <323@stonehenge.win-uk.net>

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