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Taking Pot Shots

by | 22nd, January 2004

‘GIVEN the amount of time we spend discussing the legalisation or otherwise of cannabis and the abolition or otherwise of fox-hunting, a visitor to this country might be forgiven for assuming that we spent all our time smoking spliffs and chasing animals round fields.

The green, green grass of home

This, as we all know, is not the case. The most extreme form of munchies most of us get can easily be satisfied by a trip to the corner shop and the purchase of a packet of crisps.

Only in extreme cases do we resort to chasing animals to satisfy our hunger – and even then the more sensible among us tend to pick on cows because they provide more meat and can’t run as fast as foxes.

But politicians like nothing better than to argue over the minutiae of social policy while the world around them is going to rack and ruin.

It is known as the Nero approach, the art of fiddling while Rome burns.

So, with only a week to go before the Government’s decision to downgrade cannabis from a Class B

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