Thursday, May 01, 2008

ACPO to defy Brown on Cannabis

According to the Telegraph:

Police will not toughen their approach to cannabis when ministers upgrade the legal status of the drug to class B, it has been disclosed.
The Association of Chief Police Officers has confirmed that the current policy of “confiscate and warn” will continue, despite Gordon Brown’s wish to send out a “tough message” on cannabis use.

Good. There is nothing so unedifying as a Labour politician, or inded ay politician, pandering to the social authoritarians at the Daily Mail.
A spokesman for Acpo said: “The key will be the discretion for officers to strike the right balance.

“We do not want to criminalise young people who are experimenting.”

Why criminalise anyone who is just using and not offending anone else?

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