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SecaucusFats
01-29-2005, 01:34 AM
Cannabis arrests fall by a third [U.K. saves 199,000 police hours]
BBC | Jan. 28, 2005 |

Arrests for possession of cannabis fell by a third in the first year since it was downgraded to a Class C drug, official Home Office figures show.

An estimated 199,000 police hours were saved, according to data from 26 of the 42 English and Welsh police forces.

Cannabis was reclassified so that officers could target hard drugs.

Minister Caroline Flint said new crime survey figures also showed that fears for a rise in cannabis use among young people were "wholly unfounded."

Read the rest here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4216283.stm

<font color="blue">In other words, the people in favor of decriminalizing marijuana have been right all along.
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nhp
01-29-2005, 04:24 AM
All weed does is make you lazy, forgetful, and dull. It also gives you a craving to eat junk food. No wonder Bill Clinton loved Big Macs...

Stretch
01-29-2005, 04:02 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nhp:</font><hr> All weed does is make you lazy, forgetful, and dull. It also gives you a craving to eat junk food. No wonder Bill Clinton loved Big Macs... <hr /></blockquote>

People have been useing pot in one form or another for thousands of years. Aside from the many well documented medicinal benefits it's also probably the second most popular recreational drug (aside from alcohal) out there. Prohabition didn't work, the war on drugs dosn't work.....what's next?....here's a radical idea. Education? St.~~likes a taist, but knows it's place~~

cheesemouse
01-29-2005, 05:53 PM
http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=recreational+drug&amp;method=2&amp;gwp=13


Out of boredom I ended up on this site while clicking around.....this site and links have some interesting information...