A 16-YEAR-OLD has decided not to try smoking cannabis until he gets the legal go-ahead.
Student Stephen Malley wants to smoke joints like many of his friends, but is refusing to do so until the drug is legalised.
He said: “I am curious to try a joint, but when a friend hands me a fattie I just pass it on because it is wrong to break the law, even when the law seems to make little sense.
“It’s good though that the government has re-opened the legalisation debate. Hopefully I will be able to buy weed from proper shops by the time I’m 56.
“However long it takes, that’s how long I’m prepared to wait.”
Malley’s schoolfriend Wayne Hayes said: “I thought everyone who was up for weed already smoked it, and everyone who doesn’t never will.
“I think legalisation will only affect Stephen.”