When does something illegal become so widely socially acceptable that prohibition seems ridiculous? Perhaps it’s when the legal profession are reluctant to do anything about it. Pupil barrister Henry Mostyn has been caught possessing cocaine and marijuana – in other words, breaking the law he is meant to be serving – and the disciplinary hearing called it:
“[something that] can only be described as a lamentable lack of judgment.”
It delivered him a small financial slap on the wrist, and the chambers where he is a pupil decided to take no action. It seems even the lawyers themselves can’t be bothered with the drugs law, yet decriminalisation is still a political no-no.