PETER HITCHENS: The real cause of knife crime? It’s hidden in a fog of cannabis smoke

Does any powerful person in this country ever think? It has been quite astonishing watching the alleged debate about knife crime over the past few days. Not a single thought took place.

There is a very good reason why people generally don’t stab each other. Normal, sane humans recoil from the very idea of plunging a sharp blade into a fellow creature, let alone driving it so deep that it is bound to kill.

The crime has been rare because nobody wanted to commit it. Yet now we have a significant minority who do not recoil. So what has changed?

Almost all of those who go out and kill someone with a blade will turn out, once the investigation is over, to be a long-term user of marijuana, says PETER HITCHENS

Almost all of those who go out

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