Cannabis Cover-Up Fails Again
Whoever Alan Johnson appoints as Drugs Tsar it seems it makes no difference to the truth. As Professor Nutt heads off to start his own “Independent Council On Drug Harms”, his replacement as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), Professor Les Iverson, has said that cannabis is “one of the safer recreational drugs” and has been
“incorrectly classified as dangerous”. He also confirms that cannabis is less harmful than tobacco or alcohol.
Johnson’s irrational behaviour in sacking Professor Nutt has paralysed the ACMD which has a statutory role in drugs legislation. So many members of the Council have resigned in protest at the sacking of Professor Nutt that the Home Office says it will be several months before the Council can operate again. This is delaying the introduction of legislation on new designer drugs such as mephedrone which may really be dangerous.
It makes you wonder about the way politicians’ minds work doesn’t it?