In many prisons they unofficially turn an eye away from use of cannabis that is smuggled in: that is because it keeps the inmates quiet and does no harm.
The alternative is hooch, home made alcohol, and that does not keep the inmates quiet at all, or hard drugs that can often cause problems.
That is my message to the Government: by turning their eyes away, by police not chasing after small-scale growers and personal consumers, as some forces have now decided to do, it will keep us quiet.
Allow people to grow our own, share it, consume it in private and in safety, away from those that do not want to be near it.
That form of decriminalisation means a change in policy, not even a change in law; that would come later.
Immediate decriminalisation would also mean that the Right to a Private Life and the Right to choose and practice ones own beliefs are respected and are protected by law.
That is completely separate to the issue of supplying medical grade cannabis products and a separate issue to commercial supply.
Because not everyone can or wants to grow their own, they will want to buy: that can easily be achieved through licensed collective growing / transparent cannabis social clubs and licensed outlets with quality controls and taxes on profits
That would surely keep us quiet?
But this government and probably not the next will not do that.
So --- how do we make some noise without getting drunk?