The Government’s fear that someone might take a drug and have a nice time is only getting worse, judging by an upcoming bill that implies that anything and everything that has any effect on you whatsoever will be made illegal.
From: THE INDEPENDENT,
Friday 29 May 2015,
It’s not written in law yet, but the tease in the Queen’s Speech doesn’t sound too gorgeous (emphasis my own):
“The Bill would make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances; that is, any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect. The maximum sentence would be seven years’ imprisonment.”
As politics.co.uk points out, you could argue that your mum’s cooking is a psychoactive substance if it gives you a feeling of happiness. The same could be said for a calming cup of tea.
OK, so obviously the bill won’t get that silly, but this does highlight how confused and capricious the Government’s approach to drugs is.
FROM THE POSTER:
This just makes further the cause of standing firm against the over-reach of “big government”. There are many beneficial uses of various natural “entheogenic” plants and substances, especially in healing and medicine. Then, there is also the other problem: When overly-broad policies, like this one, become “law”, they are usually not too hard in the future to expand the definitions and applicability of those laws, to include even other substances that were not originally intended to be controlled. (Just look at the example of “gun-control laws”, and how they are constantly expanded in scope to include other weapons that were not originally intended to be covered in that/those law(s).)
In otherwords, how long will it be before there is a push to include all natural vitamins, nutrients, and even vegetable garden products in this “law”?
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS