Wednesday 3 September 2008 10.16am
As if people carrying small amounts of drugs for their own use does any harm to the majority of Londoners.
Except that drugs users need drug suppliers and tend to result in a speard of drug use. No-one will test to see if they are using drugs in a harmless manner before they sell them the drugs. Some people will also end up committing other crimes to further their drug use. You may feel that a recreational drug user is doing no harm, but somewhere down the line it is bad for society.
The real question is whether the prohibition of drugs worsens these problems or attentuates them.