Common Sense for Drug Policy - Link to home page


Monday, December 11, 2017
Search using CSDP's own search tool or use
Google

WWW Common Sense


Home page

About CSDP

PSA Campaign


Check out these other CSDP news pages:
Afghanistan
AIDS
Anti-Drug Media Campaign
Asia and the US Drug War
Bolivia
Bush's Cabinet
Burma
Canada
Chronic Pain Management
Colombia
Communities Against the Drug War
Conferences & Events
Corruption
DARE Admits Failure
Drug Control Alternatives
Ecstasy
Families Targeted by Drug War
Federal Drug Control Strategy
Hemp News
Heroin & Heroin Addiction Treatment
Higher Education Act (HEA) Reform
Initiatives
International Reform
Laos
Mandatory Minimums
Marijuana
Medical Marijuana
Methamphetamines
Mexico
Narco-Funded Terrorism
New Mexico
Nixon
New York
ONDCP
OxyContin
Pain Management
Peru
Police Shootings & Botched Raids
Prop 36
Racial Profiling
Recommended Reading
Research News
South America
Thailand
Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration
Tulia
United Kingdom Moves Toward Reform
United Nations: News and Reports


Drug War Facts

Research Archive

Coalition for Medical Marijuana

Managing Chronic Pain

Drug War Distortions

Safety First

Get Active!

Drug Truth Network

Links

Drug Strategy

Drugs and Terror

Recommended Reading

Site Map



link to 
Drug War Facts - page opens in new window
Addict 
in the Family

Online Drug Library

Research Resources

Contact Common Sense


CSDP Home Page

Back to news page

Harmon Joins In The Cabinet Confessions: I Smoked Pot

The Times, July 21, 2007

by Sarah Birke

Harriet Harman yesterday became the ninth Cabinet minister to admit to having smoked cannabis. On Thursday Ms Harman, the Labour deputy leader, had refused to comment, but after eight members of the Cabinet said that they had tried the drug when young, she owned up as well.

Ms Harman told GMTV yesterday morning: "I did, when I was at university, smoke cannabis once or twice."

She was speaking 24 hours after Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said that while at university 25 years ago she had smoked cannabis and that she had been wrong to do so. Ms Smith is in charge of a review of the decision in 2004 to downgrade cannabis from a Class B to a Class C drug.

The tally of ministerial admissions reached ten later when Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the Leader of the Lords, said that she had taken cannabis while at university. The ministers who had on Thursday followed Ms Smith's lead in admitting that they had tried the drug included Alistair Darling, Ruth Kelly and Hazel Blears.

Ms Harman, Leader of the House, said that she had not taken the drug since university: "I have indulged in the odd glass of wine but not cannabis."


Save This Page to del.icio.us

Home Drug War Facts Public Service
Advertisements
Managing Chronic Pain
Get Active About Common Sense Addict In
The Family
Effective Drug
Control Strategy
Drug War Distortions Recommended
Reading

copyright © 2000-2007, Common Sense for Drug Policy
Kevin B. Zeese, President -- Mike Gray, Chairman -- Robert E. Field, Co-Chairman -- Melvin R. Allen, Board Member -- Doug McVay, Director of Research & Editor
1377-C Spencer Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603
tel 717-299-0600 - fax 717-393-4953
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2007   ~   Accessed: 2981 times
Email us