| Friday 18th July 2008 | Issue
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News just in from the big smoke
that LibDem MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, has put forward a Private
Members Bill to outlaw cannabis seeds. Will this germinate into the latest goverment
attack on sacred 'erb?
After even the cops spoke out against the criminalisation
of cannabis (saying it took precious police hours away from eating donuts and
persecuting minorities), the government first dabbled in a bit of harmless decriminalisation
before going back to the hard stuff mainlining law n order
Need we say it here of course, its all pointless. Researchers,
policy-makers and stoners alike all said exactly the same thing during the last
debate: i.e. criminalised or not, itll make no difference to
whether people choose to smoke. When it was decriminalised the numbers of people
smoking went up by exactly 0%. Now its criminalised again, the number of
puff-heads has gone down by, er the same.
Whats needed is a mass campaign
of spontaneous and organised action on the part of the pro-hemp community. A radical
campaign of direct skinning-up action, converging on a sit, lie and slouch-in
at Westminster. A carnival for dope, possibly sponsored by Dorritos, culminating
in a blockade of bong-smokers outside parliament; the chants of We shall
not be moved - we cant be arsed, and Whose treats? Our treats?
resonating around central London. Er, OK...its stoners were talking
about here: more likely is a mass sit-in...an-armchair...
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