Ed Driscoll


PASS THE DUCHIE, MANDRAKE: Group Captain Lionel Mandrake reports on the plans by the English government to reclassify cannabis (we call it maize–err, marijuana), as “a less dangerous drug to free-up police resources to fight hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine”.

While I’m not one to light up spliffs of the chronic (a little reggae and rap lingo cross-pollination there, to pretend that I’m hip), for fear of getting hooked on Teletubby reruns, I do think that freedom also includes the freedom to do questionable (not to mention stupid) things, so long as you don’t hurt others.

UPDATE: NRO’s Andrew Stuttaford also weighs in.