Friday, 20 January 2006


The government have decided to retain cannabis as a Class C drug. This is despite warnings from the medical profession that cannabis may be a cause of mental illness.

I suppose this is good news in itself. Nonetheless, the only sensible move IMO would be a complete decriminalisation of ALL drugs. Even if cannabis does cause mental illness, so what? In life, you weigh the consequences of an action before you act. The same principle is applicable in this situation. In a libertarian society, there would perhaps be a greater emphasis on rationally weighing the consequences of actions than there is presently. Being free means being free to make mistakes and learn from your mistakes.

A person should have the right to put whatever he chooses into his body. If you don't own yourself, then you cannot be free.