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England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Decisions
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Cite as:  EWCA Crim 2263
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B e f o r e :
(LORD JUSTICE ROSE)
MR JUSTICE DAVIS
SIR RICHARD TUCKER
|R E G I N A|
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|PAUL SIMON TAYLOR|
Smith Bernal Reporting Limited
190 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HD
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(Official Shorthand Writers to the Court)
MR HEHIR & MR LOFTHOUSE appeared on behalf of the CROWN
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"1. Everyone has the right to freedom of right, thought, conscience and religion; this includes... freedom either alone or in community with others or in public or private to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
2. Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of rights and freedoms of others."
"1. Everyone has the right to respect, for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right, except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well being of the country for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals or protection of the rights and freedoms of others."
"1(a) Subject to its constitutional limitations, each Party shall adopt such measures as will ensure that... possession, offering, offering for sale, distribution... delivery on any terms whatsoever... of drugs contrary to the provisions of this Convention... shall be punishable offences when committed intentionally...."
"...shall adopt such measures as may be necessary to establish as criminal offences under its domestic law, when committed intentionally:
(a)(i) The... offering... distribution... delivery on any terms whatsoever... of any narcotic drug or any psychotropic substances contrary to the provisions of the 1961 Convention as amended."
"Subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system, each Party shall adopt such measures as may be necessary to establish as a criminal offence under its domestic law... the possession, purchase or cultivation of narcotic drugs or psychotic substances for personal consumption, contrary to the provisions of the 1961 Convention... as amended...."
"...we choose not to accept the appellant's suggestions that in balancing competing interests, we take into account evidence minimising dangers from marijuana abuse. This court will not substitute its judgment for that of the legislature where, as here, the challenged legislation has seen fit to control a substance on a rational basis."