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Letter: Irresponsible act
Friday 23 Jun 2006
WITH reference to the incident at Fulford School (Drug Dealing Pupil
Expelled, The Press, June 20), it seems to me that this public
punishment is bad measurement by the school.
If they were to award points for damage to the individual, then alcohol,
and nicotine, wouldn't be in the same class as cannabis, even though you
can put them in the recreational drug industry.
If it was damage to society, then the same applies.
Cannabis shouldn't be in the same class as these or even caffeine, as
the other three substances do kill, whereas cannabis doesn't.
So what scale of example is this school using? Just the illegality?
Cannabis was made illegal on misinformation, which is common knowledge,
so this chart of damage doesn't make any sense.
To do further damage by expulsion is very irresponsible, as logic is not
being applied here, and the young people may be more alienated from the
school logic regarding rule enforcement.
If you acted on the other recreational drugs with as much effort, then
this would make sense. However, I feel that misinformation is the key
Winston Matthews, LCA (Legalise Cannabis Alliance)
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