Supt Mick Stamper just about sums it up "He said: “Cannabis is a harm to the individual, but a cannabis user will rarely cause harm to other people.“A class A user will cause harm to other people. On a societal level this is a big issue.”"
So if the cannabis users rarely do harm to others, why are they arrested?
is nothing short of tyranny for a Government to interfer with a
person's private life or lifestyle without good reason, and those
reasons are made clear in Human Rights law - the authorities must be
acting to prevent risk to public health, public order or the Rights of
If there are no victims but the taxpayers that pay the cost of enforcing bad law, then these arrests must stop.
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Northampton Chronicle 24 May 2014
Northamptonshire police chief says targeting ‘hard drug’ use will
always be the force’s top priority, despite a charity’s fears that
cannabis is now as easy to get hold of as tobacco.
manager for the CAN Young People’s Team, Ali Smith, said the class B
drug was now too easy to acquire in Northampton and it could have
devastating side effects on teenagers.
said: “Years ago this was so much less of a problem. We saw little
bits of cannabis, but not on the regular scale we see now. The stats
are that young people are now using more.”
Smith said cannabis was the biggest substance the St Giles Street
centre – which provides a range of drug, alcohol and homelessness
services for young people – deals with.
said it could be especially harmful because young people were taking
it as their bodies were still developing: “There’s a lot going on with
young people,when you throw into that a strong hallucinogenic, it has a
Supt Mick Stamper, head of the
Northamptonshire Police’s operational command unit, admitted the
‘culture’ of cannabis was a problem in young people, in particularly a
misconception that it will cause little harm.
he said the force will always have to prioritise targeting class A
drugs, such as cocaine and heroin over the class B substance.
He said: “Cannabis is a harm to the individual, but a cannabis user will rarely cause harm to other people.
“A class A user will cause harm to other people. On a societal level this is a big issue.”