Cannabis is wrecking lives, says public school head - Independent
"A leading public school head yesterday warned that the casual acceptance of cannabis would result in an epidemic of children having problems at school. Anthony Seldon, head of Wellington College, said the drug was "wrecking lives".
The decision to reclassify cannabis from a class B to a class C drug was a mistake and should be reviewed, Dr Seldon, author of a biography of Tony Blair, said. He added: "The reclassification was unhelpful because it sent the signal that it is OK."
The change "emboldened" thousands of young people to try the drug, with many paying a high price, according to Dr Seldon. "What about all the children whose lives have been wrecked because they have developed psychoses or been unable to cope?" he said. "What about those who have died or reside in mental hospitals? Or the teachers who have had to endure apathetic or aggressive pupils high on dope? The message must be total prohibition.""