PEOPLE in Bristol who do not smoke cannabis face fines and possible imprisonment, it has emerged.
The forward-thinking South West city recently made cannabis use compulsory for all residents under 45, with penalties for anyone who does not at least have a small ‘blim’ of the drug in a bedroom drawer.
A council spokesman said: “Bristol’s culture of easygoing under-achievement is made possible by its vast appetite for cannabis, yet there is still a small but persistent element of the populace that insists on drug-free lucidity.
“They do not belong here and we will drive them out.”
Cannabis has been unofficially legal in the city since 1853 when users could send a telegram to a local dealer who would then arrive two hours later in a pony and trap, looking moody.
31-year-old Tom Booker now faces a possible £2,000 fine after a raid on his home in the Easton area of Bristol yielded no drugs.
He said: “I stopped smoking for medicinal purposes. I wanted to get my head together, feel less paranoid and experience being punctual.”