Priorities wrong on use of cannabis

By Alun Buffry

Evening News, Norwich, Thursday March 5, 1992

CAN someone please help me to understand?

Every year 110,000 deaths in Britain are attributed to tobacco use. Every year 50,000 people die from alcohol abuse and daily violent crimes occur due to alcohol.

Yet both are legally imported and sold under licence.

There are no deaths attributed to cannabis use, little illness and ver few crimes of violence.

Yet cannabis is illegal and perpetual offenders in possession, or those involved with importation or supply of cannabis, can be fined and/or imprisoned.

The question is: should alcohol and tobacco be made illegal and cannabis be legalised?

Come on, Britain. Ease the suffering caused by the law's treatment of otherwise harmless and law-abiding cannabis users and suppliers.

Alun Buffry

Terence Avenue