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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Marijuana Use Down In UK

If he had a brain, this might make John Walters stop and think for a moment.
Use of marijuana in England and Wales has fallen in the three years since penalties on the drug were eased, the Independent reported Oct. 14. The trend defied predictions that use of the drug would rise as a result of the change
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Since 2004, police have treated marijuana possession as a non-arrest offense. "The fact that cannabis use has continued to fall to its lowest level in nearly 10 years is further evidence that the decision to reclassify the drug to Class C was sound," said Martin Barnes, chief executive of the charity DrugScope. "Some warned that the change would lead to an increase in cannabis use, yet the reverse has happened, possibly because there is more awareness of the possible harms.
What's a drug czar to do, in a world filled with real data and statistics?
Independent article is pay-to-view, but the helpful (and free) summary of the report can be found here, along with a link to the PDF of the actual report.