I agree but I'd go further and say no drug users should be prosecuted. A lot of them already have enough problems and don't need any more. Dealers fair enough. And I say that as someone who has sold drugs. And totally agree with the Vietnamese issue you raise; that is proper horrible. Poor people spend grands to get here and then get locked in a gaff with a generally unsafe bridged electric supply to grow loads of weed for cash cropping. poor fuckers. And yes, that problem does indeed go away if you get legislation. As an aside, one of the reasons why there's been such an increase in people trafficking is due to sentencing. You get a lot more jail for shipping in kilo's of smack than you do a truck load of people from wherever, and the money returns will be just as good, if not better. Behave. Their weed policy has never really been a problem for them, never mind it being out of control. There's been issues regarding the clarification of it's legal status but that's different from having an issue with the drug itself. As for mass market, one of the most surprising things I discovered when I moved there was less young people smoked it than did in the UK. A tourist market associated with Amsterdam, most definitely, but not mass market. There's more bars selling alcohol than coffee shops selling weed in Holland so it's easy to work out which drug is mass market out of the two. If you really want to look at a drug issue that's out of control it's heroin in the UK. I know Durham Police don't prosecute growers, I've collected a caution from them for growing. I was growing back in the 90's, first bust was 1999 by West Midlands police. I had a mother plant and 32 cuttings and the drug squad left the house dismayed, gutted at what was there. Because what was there was fuck all. I knew it, the cops knew it, the CPS knew it, the magistrate's knew it. In fact, pretty much everyone involved in the law side of things, cop or grower, knows the law doesn't work and it never will. As for creating an industry, it's already here. Type hydroponic grow shop into google and see just how many places up and down the UK sell nothing but equipment for growing weed. What do you think all the people who visit those shops every day are doing with the stuff they buy, storing it in the garage until the government says it's legal to grow? Nah, they're growing. And there's that many people growing it, a few forces are going down the caution route for personal growing as they have no other option. Fudging the weed issue to try to deal with bigger problems. Hmmm, where have I encountered that before.