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    Cannabis users will face new penalties when the drug is upgraded to class B from January next year, the Home Secretary said.

    Jacqui Smith said those caught with cannabis for a second time will be fined £80 and after three strikes will be arrested.

    The drug was downgraded to class C in 2004, but fears over the increased use of stronger "skunk" strains among young people prompted a policy review and U-turn.

    Miss Smith said she was "extremely concerned" about skunk and its impact on mental health.

    "While cannabis has always been illegal, reclassifying it to a Class B drug reinforces our message to everyone that it is harmful and should not be taken," she said.

    "Fewer people are taking cannabis, but it is crucial that this trend continues. I am extremely concerned about the use of stronger strains of cannabis, such as skunk, and the harm they can cause to mental health.

    "This is the next step towards toughening up our enforcement response - to ensure that repeat offenders know that we are serious about tackling the danger that the drug poses to individuals and, in turn, communities.

    "We need to act now to protect future generations."

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    Or alternatively, legalise it, control and tax it.

    damn it :whistling:

    i got some dank

    glad its being moved to class b, family friends have had some massive problems with their son and this drug, it can have some seriously dangerous effects in terms of a persons mental health.

    dmccabe;3185324

    Or alternatively, legalise it, control and tax it.



    Agreed. Also shown to decrease use of harder drugs if cannabis is legalised and controlled.

    im not bothered havent smoked it in around 4 years, the laughs i used to have

    babyxxxxx;3185641

    im not bothered havent smoked it in around 4 years, the laughs i used to … im not bothered havent smoked it in around 4 years, the laughs i used to have


    You going to tell your baby it was a "laugh"?

    lets not get into this arguement, some people do it some people dont, leave it at that

    lol can see this turning into a interesting thread.

    Not a argument, was a genuine question

    Weed all day. legalising it is not a bad idea. my teacher used to smoke weed

    pity they don't upgrade alcohol to a class b drug, seen more people with mental health issues thru that stuff and more violence issues as well.

    maddogb;3186045

    pity they don't upgrade alcohol to a class b drug, seen more people with … pity they don't upgrade alcohol to a class b drug, seen more people with mental health issues thru that stuff and more violence issues as well.



    i loled

    Lulu'sMammy;3185697

    You going to tell your baby it was a "laugh"?



    why would i tell my baby that? its not like im going to be telling my kids about me enjoying smoking weed, my mum has never touched drugs and i smoked weed for awhile while i was in college, it was my choice, its not like im injecting myself with heroine and telling my kids about how cool it is, some people smoke around there kids some people drink around there kids, i dont do any of these things so why should i feel bad that i had a laugh in college, theres loads of stories i wont be telling my kids

    ok hormones lol im not that bothered :whistling:

    babyxxxxx;3186214

    why would i tell my baby that? its not like im going to be telling my … why would i tell my baby that? its not like im going to be telling my kids about me enjoying smoking weed, my mum has never touched drugs and i smoked weed for awhile while i was in college, it was my choice, its not like im injecting myself with heroine and telling my kids about how cool it is, some people smoke around there kids some people drink around there kids, i dont do any of these things so why should i feel bad that i had a laugh in college, theres loads of stories i wont be telling my kidsok hormones lol im not that bothered :whistling:


    I totally agree! It was merely a question after the way you put about it being a laugh. I've stuck by my saying, "each to their own" !

    maddogb;3186045

    pity they don't upgrade alcohol to a class b drug, seen more people with … pity they don't upgrade alcohol to a class b drug, seen more people with mental health issues thru that stuff and more violence issues as well.



    :thumbsup:

    Never known anyone high on warney to go out and kick the living **** out of anybody:thinking:

    Never tried it....yet im worried about my mother who "thinks it might be quite nice!!" Something wrong there isn't there lol

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    Shengis;3186530

    :thumbsup:Never known anyone high on warney to go out and kick the … :thumbsup:Never known anyone high on warney to go out and kick the living **** out of anybody:thinking:



    Warney? :thinking:

    DLM;3186842

    Warney? :thinking:



    Must be a southern thing :lol:

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    Shengis;3186937

    Must be a southern thing :lol:



    Must be :roll:

    Know of a friend who used to live in Amsterdam- he said football matches had a totally different atmosphere over there to here-there was no aggression, no real importance was put on their team being the winner-it was all very chilled and about supporting your own team (in a sensible kind of way) and enjoying the afternoon but if they didn't win so what-you just congratulated the other team and all walked off together as FRIENDS who'd shared a good afternoon. Speaks volumes i think!!

    Stupid! Im sure they have better things to do like crime and alcohol abuse. Yh i smoke it, but only coz i like it, it relaxing me, and i have a good laugh. I dont drink much but if i did i kno i wud be uncontrollable and voilent. i heard police arnt stopping people much for it now. I used to get stopped like 3 times a week for nothing, wasting my time a*******

    Fewer people are taking cannabis,



    LOL :lol:
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