email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 12 Friday, 30 October 2009 London Lite Should cannabis bedowngraded? Leona Lewis is looking fantastic despite being attacked at a book signing. I cant believe anyone would want to hurt her. She always seems very polite, unlike some of the Prima Donnas on these talent shows. Guy, London WoW! Hugo Taylor, who is reportedly trying to steal Chelsy Davy away from Prince Harry, is a very good- looking man. as much as I like Harry, if I was Chelsy I know who I would choose! Wishful thinking, Sussex Another thing Is Jacqui Smith right? What are your favourite sweets? Is Chris Moyles losing his touch? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite I T IS easy for Professor Nutt to say ecstasy, LSD and cannabis are less harmful than alcohol. He stays in his ivory tower, seemingly untouched by the violence spread by drug addiction. One smoke of can- nabis might not seem a lot but it can start a chain that leads to more dangerous substances. Many families have lost members to drugs. Miranda, DA1 PROFESSOR NUTTS opinion seems dangerous to me. Just because alcohol abuse is more widespread and there is less scientific evidence to back up the harmful effects of cannabis doesnt mean then dangers arent there. I know from experience it is a danger to the mind in a way that alcohol is not. Philip, NW10 THE classification of cannabis should be left to experts, not to politicians who can exploit it for their own means. Former home secretary Jacqui Smith accepted medical findings and downgraded cannabis, but back- tracked when it flew in her face. Norris, London MINISTERS can order the Gov- ernments chief drugs adviser, Professor David Nutt, to resign, but they will be deluding themselves. T he y a re only shoot- ing the mes- senger because he refuses to conform. Drugs policy flies in the face of overwhelming medical evidence. Mr Opinion, London PROFESSOR NUTT is spot-on. Well over a billion ecstasy tablets have been consumed in the UK since the mid-Eighties yet deaths have been relatively few and most actually died from an allergic reaction. I cannot believe mushrooms have been re-graded to Class A, either. T h e y a r e less harm- f u l t h a n booze. Mark, south- east London ALCOHOL prohibition never worked. When it became legal, it put Al Capone out of business. Prohibition on drugs is funding the same criminal element. Liz, Putney Textpoll Q: Should Miliband get EU president job? 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I went to the premiere this week and recommend MJ fans see it. MJ fan, RM6 JeDWarD (Txts, Thurs): youre putting Hornchurch, romford, to shame by stating your postcode next to your purely stupid requests for John and edward fancy dress. you should be evicted. Alika, RM1 MeDICIne Man (Txts, Thurs): you say male doctors hang out at The Sun and Doves, Coldharbour Lane. Do lovely lady doctors hang out there too? Ricardo, TW9 onoSH (Txts, Thurs): I have bike lights, a helmet and ride slowly and I, too, have to shout at pedestrians on the road at Bank. Wake up, everyone, and pay attention! Keen cyclist, Clapham onoSH: I agree, speeding idiot cyclists with no lights are a menace. They should be made to wear a dunces cap! Grumpy, DA1 noveMBer starts on Sunday. Guys -- dont shave your tache all month so you can raise money for charity. It looks cool, too. Girls, grow an armpit. 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Peter, London Its not his age that has lost Radio1 DJ Chris Moyles, pictured, 700,000 listeners in three months. He hardly plays any music and endless chats boring. KeithPrice,Luton I DEtEst Chris Moyles. Hes a self-obsessed man who only wants to talk about himself. When he inter- viewed Kiefer sutherland he kept stopping him to bleat on about his own Kilimanjaro climb. Rude! Melissa,Surrey I BELIEVE his poor listen- ing figures cover summer, when listening is down for all radio shows. Fabio,London ALL Radio1 DJs are out-of-touch. theyre all middle class- types who think they have to appeal to the yoof. Marcelle,London 2 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html