Dorset Echo | 22nd June 2022
“There’s two issues here one, would it make life any easier from the point of view of the crime aspect? No. Unequivocally.
“So it won’t change a thing, it will just make it worse.
“If we are looking at it from a public health perspective, look, this has been tried.
“Portugal had a 30-fold increase in its psychosis hospitalisations between 2010 and 2015.
“Scotland itself mentioned a 74 per cent increase in the same thing it was reported in the papers in January.
“Professors of psychiatry are calling for cannabis to be a class A drug again.
“The US we know that every four minutes somebody is hospitalised for psychosis from cannabis.”
Birmingham Mail | 9th July 2022
Two parents have been jailed after five children under 12 were found living in horrendous “squalor” in their home – with cannabis left in their reach. Lee Carnell, 32, and his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Lamb, 33, admitted a series of child cruelty offences.
A court heard human excrement was found smeared on walls near toothbrushes in the family’s bathroom and there were only four beds for seven people in the house where there were no carpets and glass on the floor. The twisted parents smoked cannabis in front of the children – which was left within their reach -and one of the boys was banned from using the toilet at night so had to urinate in his room as he was so scared of Carnell.