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Scotland’s New Plan To Fight Cannabis In Country Soaked In Booze

by | 30th, August 2010

IN his presentation to journalists to highlight serious crime Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill holds up a bag of cannabis.

Mr McAskill wants people who think someone has a cannabis farm in their area to, er, grass them up. The campaign (cost: £25,000) is the work of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA).

Says Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill:

“We need the public’s help to expand our knowledge, and disrupt these criminals’ operations. Even the smallest piece of information about an individual or group’s activity can be the key that unlocks the door to disrupting an entire criminal empire.”

It’s the war on weed. Meanwhile, in Scotland:

One study last week [in March 2009] said hospital admissions from alcohol-related diseases and violence had now exceeded heart disease for the first time. One study suggested misuse, bingeing and violence cost the Scottish economy £2.25bn a year.

Alcohol-related deaths were at 1,500 a year, and Scotland now had the world’s eighth highest alcohol consumption rate, at 11.8 litres of pure alcohol a head, compared with 9.9 litres a head in England and Wales.

What about drugs?

CALLS have been made for a rethink on the use of methadone in Scotland after official figures revealed the number of deaths in which it was implicated reached a ten-year high last year.

The figures suggest one in three deaths is linked to the heroin substitute…
Marijuana: Legalise it.

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