Pubdate: Fri, 13 Oct 2000
Source: Evening News (UK)
Copyright: Eastern Counties Newspapers Group Ltd,2000
Author: Derek Williams


SO NOW we know both the city's MPs have used cannabis.  But the fact that 
as things stand, they and all the other MPs who have come out clean about 
their us of this plant in the past could be classed as "criminals."

It is certainly unacceptable that one of these "criminals", Norwich South 
MP Charles Clarke, is partly responsible for the continued existence of the 
law he ignored in the past.

There are cannabis users, or past users, in every section of the economy, 
many in high-level jobs which they do very well.  Again, as things stand, 
these perfectly able people are also "criminals."

If ever there was a clear cut indication that a law has failed, this has to 
be it and it's now time to accept that cannabis has to be legalised and 
brought under proper, workable controls.

Derek Williams, Pembroke Road, Norwich
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