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OPINION: One of the things pro-cannabis campaigners will tell you is that legalising marijuana will result in harm minimisation.

Maybe they believe this, but I don’t. Based on the probable increased use of cannabis that will result from decriminalisation, it seems inevitable to me that we will see an increase in the negative effects of cannabis use and abuse.

But that isn’t a reason to vote to retain the status quo.

Before we go further, we should discuss the proposed legislation. It is a disaster.

In a free society, people will make choices that you do not like, writes Damien Grant.

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In a free society, people will make choices that you do not like, writes Damien Grant.

For a start, the market will be overseen by a new governmental agency: the Cannabis Regulatory Authority that has as one of its aims to lower the overall use of cannabis over time.

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