Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Talk about an understatement ... 25 grams of pot deemed "the lower levels of criminality". I'd call it a microscopic level of "criminality".
Meanwhile, the judge, police and court staff go home and have a few beers or a spot of wine with dinner.
The law is an ass. The sooner the law gets out of people's private lives and stops wasting time with nonsense like this, the better.
While it may seem minor Pol, things like this can go a lot father than you think.
Say there's a 15 year old drummer who's idol was Phil. He found out Phil had been caught for possession of drugs, and he loses faith in his idol. Could even cause him to stop drumming.
Or it could have a even worse effect. Maybe the 15 year old kid thinks, "Hey Phil Rudd is an awesome drummer, and he smokes pot, so why shouldn't I?"
Fact is it's illegal, and it's illegal for a reason. It creates bad health, promotes a bad influence, and can harm other people physically as well. Now I realize 25 grams isn't a lot, so the third statement is probably irrelevant, but it doesn't matter if it's 1 gram or 1000, it's against the law and he was rightly punished.