Agreed, fact America done so and had the side effect of removing money from criminals, quality control of what is sold and had lots of money for schools, drug education and treatment of those who do the silly ones in abuse. As well as when I say made lots of money TAX wise, we are talking some really large amounts.
Then yes they should. That and the EU already TAX the UK as they count any illegal drug activity and prostitution as income ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29751124
)and demand more money then why the hell not. So given have to give 2 years notice, won't be changing soon and yet no EU rules or laws preventing us legalising cannabis or indeed prostitution.
So many positive reasons to legalise it, alas the only one politicians will be swayed by is money money and money. Which is not the real reasons.
Ironical that doctors can prescribe medication that is not offered by the NHS or able to be sold in this country legally and patients are forced to deal with criminal elements with all those varying dynamics, just to allow them to lead a productive life.
Still pissed off the nancy politicians did not allow euthanasia as too many of them follow deluded religion and voted with bias :(
So very mindful of the impact this has on people and if you have even seen one friend suffer, that is more than enough.