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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Nanny's Ever Growing Little List

Last week Nanny added the legal high Mexxy to her ever growing list of banned "legal" highs.

Suffice to say this ban will have bugger all effect on reducing people's consumption of the this, or any other, legal high. In fact, until Nanny banned it, many people (Sally Bercow also counts as "people") were not even aware of its existence but now are looking up retailers of the product on the net.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) were less than impressed with the ban, and noted that the solution to tackling legal highs does not lie in "adding inexorably to the list of illicit substances" and questioned "the extent to which legislation can realistically be used to address active choices being made by (predominantly young) people".

The UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) was also unimpressed, and noted that simply adding to the long list of substances already banned "won't make much difference".

As I have noted many times on this site before, Nanny's drugs' laws and policies are a mess and are failing:
"Nanny's reasoning is a tad "wobbly", here's a few reasons why:

1 She assumes that drug taking equates to addiction, ignoring the fact that there are thousands who use drugs in clubs every Friday and Saturday who are not addicted, nor will ever become addicted.

2 Nanny also ignores the fact that caffeine, fags and booze are also addictive and potentially dangerous drugs; yet they are legal.

3 Nanny is worried that legalisation would "confuse" her healthy living message.

4 I note with a degree of disbelief, that Nanny feels it may be difficult to tax drugs. Since when has the complexity of tax legislation ever stopped her before from taxing something?

5 There is an undercurrent of wishful thinking in Nanny's note that she would very much like to ban booze and fags as well.

6 Nanny states that legalisation would lead to a substantial increase in use. On what empirical evidence is this assertion based?

7 Nanny is worried that if other countries don't follow suit, in legalising drugs, then this country would become a shopping paradise for drugs dealers. Is that not for the customs officials of other countries to worry about?

Is it not ironic that the leader of the "free world" and, allegedly, the leader and chancellor plus others in another country have used class A drugs yet continue to deny others the right to abuse their bodies in the same way?

Drugs were banned in the early 20th century because the "morality movement" managed to gain the upper hand in the legislative process. Had events continued in their favour booze would have also been banned here, as it was in the USA.

We have this hypocritical duality of legislation (legal drugs vs illegal ones) because a single issue pressure group got their way, and the government has not got the political interest nor guts to reverse the situation (bad laws once enacted are very difficult to overturn).

Be warned, if Nanny had her way she would ban booze and fags as well!

This policy is failing and will continue to fail
However, Nanny is not listening as it is far easier to ban things than to have an open and rationale discussion about banned drugs as opposed to unbanned drugs (eg alcohol, caffeine, nicotine).

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  1. Tonk.3:03 PM

    Interesting thoughts Ken;
    The problem, as I see it, is that nanny wants to adopt a one size fits all policy.

    Some drugs are both harmful and addictive whilst others are not.

    Having worked as a psychiatric nurse, specializing in forensic patients in very secure hospitals, I have seen what effect some drugs have on some people. Some class A and class B drugs can trigger psychosis in some people that have a genetic prepensity to those illnesses. Obviously, not all people are predisposed to such illnesses and this is where Nanny gets her knickers in a twist. We have seen similar problems with alcohol; because a few people go out and become wankers following a drink, Nanny tars us all with that brush and tries to punish the many, for the sins of the few.

    We need more pragmatic laws to replace the existing laws and we need to ensure that the laws we come up with are enforced, unlike now.

    Nanny does look like a fish in a net thrashing crazily about when she tries to pontificate on drugs. I don't think she understands that many chemistry students can knock something up very easily and information is out there on the web.

    As the Borg used to say; Nanny, resistance is futile.

    1. Exactly Tonk.

      Drugs (be it alcohol, caffeine, others etc) affect different people in different ways. Some people can, for example, become aggressive violent thugs after drinking but a couple of pints; whilst others can drink like fish, yet remain non violent non psychotic (they won't even put their feet up on the seats of the last train home!).

      The effect that drugs have on people is determined, to a large extent, by the mindset/mood/"mental health" of that person.

      In other words, "one size does NOT fit all"!

  2. Not sure if it's of any use to you, but I compiled a list of all the substances banned by Nanny Labour between 1997 and 2010.

    Class A:
    Magic Mushrooms (Psilocin / Psilocybin)

    + 37 Phenethylamines

    Class B:

    + a huge list (100+) of cannabinoids

    Class C:

    + a number of steroids.

    Methylamphetamine (Class B -> A)
    Cannabis (inc derivatives) (Class C -> B)

    Since the coalition have been in power I believe they have banned NRG1 (naphthylpyrovalerone) and now Methoxetamine since May 2010 - although I have a feeling that there maybe others!

    1. Thanks for the list, ever growing!

      A wonderful money making opportunity for someone to set up a web shop selling all of this..oh, wait a minute, lots of people already have!

      Delivered to your door courtesy of the Royal Mail:)