Scientists Back Drug Ideas Of Scientists!

The United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser, Professor John Beddington, made clear his opposition to the removal of Professor David Nutt from the Advisory group on drug policy. Professor Beddington strongly supported the views of Nutt who opposes attempts to classify use of cannabis as a major crime, and stated, “I think the scientific evidence is absolutely clear cut” that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than use of cannabis. “I would agree with it.” The Gordon Brown government is attempting to classify use of cannabis from a Class C to a Class B drug.

The main issue raised by Beddington is that “the government should take into account scientific advice where it is given even when that advice is not a complete consensus.” In the United States we have been living for eight years under a president who not only did not listen to scientists, he ordered that their ideas be recast to support his own.