Category Archives: cannabinoids

Wastrel Britishers of Jamaican extraction

These feckless people have had it easy, writes Dalrymple.

Doors were open to them, but they steadfastly refused to walk through them.

Instead they took to the life of what they conceived to be the immemorial Jamaican culture:

  • the getting of bastards
  • the smoking of cannabis
  • the collecting of social security
  • the wearing of gold chains
  • the driving at high speed with music thumping
  • the refusal of work

The thrill of the illicit

screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-21-45-40That cannabinoids should, writes Dalrymple,

be treated as ordinary medications has always seemed to me reasonable. If they relieve unpleasant symptoms, it would be wrong to withhold them.

He notes that of course,

when given as medicine, the fun is rather taken out of them: there is no longer any thrill of the illicit.