Charles Walker Attacked By Reefer Madness (AGAIN!)

    "Cocaine Is Safer!"

    Who can forget Charles Walker, the idiotic and irresponsible Tory MP who said back in June that cocaine is safer for kids than cannabis?

    Well he’s at it again with two rather pointed, written parliamentary questions, doing all he can to demonise, sensationalise and provoke fear and consternation about the LETHAL SKUNK CANNABIS! (Give him another large scotch before he loses control!)

    To be fair to Charles (who another MP told me recently is a nice, sensible chap except when he goes off on his reefer madness), he has got the wicked witch Mary Brett behind him with a sharp stick and her sham charity Cannabis Skunk Sense.  Mary has some sort of control (?) over Charles and regularly leads him up the garden path with her cod science and distorted evidence.  I think they’re both married (to other people)  so perhaps I should say no more about it.

    Forgive me, am I being disrespectful?  It’s just that both Charles and Mary turn me into some sort of Daily Mail-type hack and I have a pathological need to get down in the gutter and write as much drivel and dishonesty as I can.

    So here are the questions and the (I hope ) helpful answers that I have emailed to Charles

    Question 1 (click for full details)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment her Department has made of the classification of (a) cannabisand (b) high THC cannabis; and if she will make a statement.

    (hot tip – Charles wants cannabis upgraded to class A+)

    My answer: Mr Walker should read the CLEAR plan for regulation which sets out a fully costed proposal for a cannabis inspectorate including nationwide laboratory testing facilities all paid for by a cannabis tax. This is the only practical way to assess the cannabinoid content of cannabis and regulate it for the protection of public health.

    Question 2 (click for full details)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research projects his Department is sponsoring into any relationship between high THC cannabis and psychosis; and if he will make a statement.

    (hot tip – Charles wants cannabis to cause psychosis whatever the scientists say)

    My answer: A measured and reasonable response from Ms Milton who refuses to be pushed along the path that Charles Walker wants to go towards reefer madness.

    There is no causative link between cannabis and psychosis only an increase in risk (hardly surprising for a psychoactive substance). However, the risk as measured by Hickman et al 2009 is at worst 0.013% and probably less than 0.003%. Therefore the risk is far, far less than from the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, energy drinks, many OTC and POM medicines.

    Mr Walker’s intent may be honourable but he has the sham charity Cannabis Skunk Sense pushing him and using its usual mix of distorted and out of date scientific research combined with hysterical moralising.

    Mr Walker needs to face up to the reality that the only real way to protect children is a regulated system that takes this £6 billion market out of the hands of criminals. Instead of this present hopeless policy of “just say no” we need to start taking responsibilty.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000141987360 Tom Foolery

      thats because he is a weak wristed nancy boy

    • Danas

      Don’t expect them to give any reasonable answers… Just look at America, they had an online petition to legalize medical cannabis, and they collected over 150,000 signatures. The government simply said no to any type of legalization or even reduced sentencing…

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if Charles Walker can actually stand up un-aided without Mary’s strings!?

    • Ian Higginson

      How is it that the bigger the idiot you are the more ‘power’ you have? >.>

    • martyn

      seems their mindsets are no matter what ,do not give the public a feeling that they have power to change anything,,,i suspect its all about breaking our will ,to make us feel hopeless and just give in to the stat quo,,,,what a bunch of pathetic parasites,,criminal government labelling us criminals is enough to make my head explode with rage!

    • martyn

      and the fool in the picture is a male cheerleader,,and should not be let near children.

    • dave

      i think he make the comment of weed being worse than coke…….maybe to justify the coke he uses………………..

    • Danas

      that sounds like the truth…. he seems to be on a Hollywood died called “CCC” = “Caffeine, Cigarettes, and Cocaine”. Look how skinny he is… and that anger problem… One doesn’t have to be a doctor to see that he has problems…

    • Alex

      These people amaze the hell out of me, they stand there and talk utter complete B.S.
      Before anyone in parliament talks about drugs, just realise that Marijuana is the most beneficial drug on this planet fact, for medical and economical value.

      We can harvest, sell, produce and use this for an array of things such as Textiles, Fuels,  Food and medicine. What natural plant can give us that?……I can answer that for you nothing!

      When he said that cocaine is a better drug then cannabis, i was shocked is this guy for real?…He obviously hasn’t done his research at all. Why is he in politics when he quick frankly doesn’t understand anything!

      I hope someday that this cannabis law will be put right, for the sake of those that need it. 

      THERE IS NO PLANT ON THIS PLANET, THAT CAN BENEFIT US MORE!
      CANNABIS BEEN MEDICALLY TREATING PATIENCE FOR OVER 10,000 YEARS!

    • Sidekick

      I thought there were rules to stop members misleading the house with false claims?