I can see no valid reason whatsoever for maintaining the prohibition on weed. Lets face it, we have an entire generation who have had grown up with information at their fingertips since they were able to run up a phone bill. In my day, you had to struggle with an outsized newspaper (designed by Elasticman) to read 'marijuana not so bad after all' underneath 'tiny earth tremor in Outer Ecuada'. Our generation may have listened to the views of Lesley Philips and Majorie Proops, but this generation have Google and Professor Green.
I am reliably informed that life on the local rough estate is considerably more chilled since weed became the preferred choice of getting off your face. Hoodies talk to me, because I am sympathetic to their cause. They said in the past when they were all drinking, there were fights everywhere, now they are just all chilled and say 'yo man' to everyone and can't even remember if they were enemies or not. They are all desperate for jobs, and daft if their futures are put in such jeopardy because of such ridiculous laws that would criminalise them for something so trivial. I wonder if the police know weed is responsible for the drop in crime?
I can't help but wonder if the powers that be use negative propoganda to target our rage at the criminal element in the lower echelons of society. Hoodies bad, posh Eton accents good, and while we are all chanting 'hang the hoodie', the Eton mob are dividing up the spoils of the NHS.
I have faith in our young, they know what spin is, their parents might take the word of the Sun as gospel, but the hoodies have media degrees. They have seen their parents knock seven bells out of each other on a Saturday night and suffered the fall out of flying kebabs, they know the problems caused by alcohol.