Blunkett is Stuck in the Prohibitionist Frame. Blunkett says nothing to challenge the framing notion that increasing criminal sanctions on drug use will be a net positive for society. The statistics he cites take for granted that it’s not good to use marijuana. If that’s the case, however, he needs to explain why the use of harsh criminal sanctions causes more
Blunkett is Lost in Minutia. Blunkett rambles.
When reform advocates argue in this way, they lose. They aren’t convincing. That’s a shame, because the reform argument can make far more sense and be far more inspiring than the claims of those who advocate for still more use of prisons and police to control behavior around drug use.