Letter: Don't be fooled by drug myths

Source: The Sentinel
Date: December 11 2007
Author: Alun Buffry
Type: Letter

Regarding cannabis use, T Cope says: "The justice system has done nothing to deter anyone" (The Sentinel, December 5: 'This dreadful drug just destroys lives') yet seems to favour the present system over legalisation, citing claims that suggest most cannabis users go on to take hard drugs, and more young people have taken cannabis since downgrading. Neither is true. Most cannabis users suffer no bad effects, and many experience health improvements. Can't T Cope see it is pointless advocating a prohibition policy that has failed? Dilys Wood was right to suggest legalisation ('Cannabis must be made legal', The Sentinel, December 3).