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YES: MAKING IT LEGAL SAFEST OPTION.

Steve Rolles of drug reform charity Transform WHEN President Obama says cannabis is no more harmful than alcohol, he has a point.

When you look at most objective criteria, cannabis is less dangerous than alcohol in terms of addictiveness, toxicity, mortality rates and even impact on mental health.

But we don't think we should legalise and regulate cannabis because it is safe. Quite the opposite, we think we should regulate it because it is risky. Cannabis will be less risky if it is regulated by government.

Lots of experts have looked into the idea that cannabis could be a gateway drug and none of them have really found much to support it. If there is a gateway it may well be the illegal market, so regulating cannabis would keep it separate.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 21, 2014
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