Pubdate: Tue, 30 Apr 2002
Source: Eastern Daily Press (UK)
Copyright: 2002 Eastern Counties Newspapers Group Ltd
Author: Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance
Bookmark: (Cannabis - United Kingdom)


Geoffrey Davies, of the National Drug Prevention Alliance, was correct when 
he said that the Legalise Cannabis Alliance is enthusiastic about 
large-scale cultivation of cannabis (ie hemp) in East Anglia. ("A new 
harvest of misery", Letters, 24 April)

He also asked whether we thought that cultivation of tobacco added to human 

Of course not, but the only things the two substances have in common are 
that they are both plants and they are both smoked.

Tobacco is poisonous and highly addictive substance and has caused illness 
and the premature death millions of people in the UK just over the last 30 

Cannabis smoking has killed no one.

Cannabis has thousands of uses: from medicine to fuel, as fibre for 
clothing, canvas, ropes, oils, paper, paints, plastics and much more.

Telling people that cannabis and tobacco are equally dangerous, or that 
cannabis is one of a whole range of dangerous drugs, is likely to tempt a 
person using one to try another.

It does nothing to discourage drug use or minimalise harm.

Alun Buffry

Legalise Cannabis Alliance

PO Box 198

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