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The arguments against cannabis are flimsy! 3/38

In article <31f51a75.1834870@news.demon.co.uk>,
Stephen Horgan <stephen@horgan.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>http://www.health.gov.au/hsh/pubs/drug/cannab2/home.htm

As has been mentioned several times, this URL is broken.  The correct
one is:

    http://www.health.gov.au/hfs/pubs/drug/cannab2/home.htm

You might also care to peruse this document (on the same server):

    http://www.health.gov.au/hfs/pubs/drug/cannabis/cannabis.htm

(Unfortunately the HTML is a bit broken in places, but you can find all
the bits of the document by stripping the `cannabis.htm' off the end of
that URL.)

I quote a few highlights from the conclusion...

    Our review suggests that two of the five legislative options
    discussed in Chapter 4 are inappropriate in contemporary Australian
    circumstances. They are the options which we have characterised
    as 'total prohibition' and 'free availability'. [...] Australian
    society experiences more harm, we conclude, from maintaining the
    prohibition policy than it experiences from the use of the drug.
    [...] We suggest, then, that if governments agree that total
    prohibition is not the most desirable approach, but are unwilling
    or unable to legislate to enable a more preferable option to be
    implemented, then the Dutch approach is a desirable alternative.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin   | "USENET, of course, is a pure and unadultered source
Cambridge, UK | of truth and wisdom." -- Richard Kettlewell

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: alt.drugs.culture,rec.drugs.cannabis,uk.politics.drugs
Subject: Re: The arguments against cannabis are flimsy! 3/38
Date: 24 Jul 1996 16:57:41 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <4t5km5$2l0@wave.news.pipex.net>
References: <152304Z19071996@anon.penet.fi>
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  <4svliq$9u8@loki.brunel.ac.uk>
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