On the BBConline UK frontpage we see “Row looming over cannabis grading”
To its right, a survey is highlighted: “Third of staff ‘hungover at desk’“
Surveys and political “debates”- two of the BBC’s favourite things.
Well, what I am suggesting is that such tie-ins between a feature about the classifiction of Cannabis and the deleterous effects of alcohol is not coincidental- the BBC want to emphasise the old talking point about all drugs being equal (except the really hard ones).
Of course it’s manufactured news, opinion rather than reporting events, politicised rather than straightforward- the usual BBC thing.
People might hold all sorts of views on this but they don’t have to force the issue, whether there is a political demand to or not, through the media. Social experience is largely determinative, in my view. Against the BBC survey I would place my own experience- a cousin of mine died through mental ill-health which followed youthful cannabis usage. But, like, whatever…