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In this essay, the potential advantages and disadvantages of legalising Cannabis will be examined and a conclusion will be reached as whether legalisation should be the answer of the Cannabis dilemma faced by the UK government.

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  • Essay length: 1504 words
  • Submitted: 24/04/2006
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University Degree UK Government & Parliamentary Studies

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Academic English and Study Skills 3

IEP 62-3

Assessment 2

To Ildi Halstead

Student Name: Xiyue Wu (English Name: Luna)

Student Number: 0502131

Due Date: 9th January 2005

Chosen Topic: 6)

The decriminalisation/legalisation of the sale and use of cannabis has been a topic of national and international debate for some considerable time. Some governments have claimed that their experiments with the softening of laws surrounding the sale and use of the drug have been successful.

Discuss the pros and cons of a possible decriminalisation of cannabis, stating whether or not you believe it would lead to a breakthrough in the United Kingdom government's "war on drugs".

Drug abuse is a serious social problem in western countries. According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, by 1998, approximately half of all young adults in England and Wales had used illicit drug at some point in their lives and a quarter to a third were current users (1999). Among various kinds of drugs, Cannabis, also known as Marijuana or Weed, is the most prevalent choice due to the relatively small risk perceived by drug users.

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