Report Priorities For Policing In Shetland in Shetland News Posted October 5, 2013 . Is there such a thing as a softer drug? Name one soft drug. Are you suggesting that drugs don't vary in the level of (potential) danger they pose, and that drinking a pint of beer, or smoking a joint is roughly equivalent to taking crystal meth or PCP?The personal effects may be different however what about human cost. A joint? Most of the herbal cannabis available in Scotland comes from crime groups and many are triad based. Ask the male of the Asian family who has been secreted in a loft for years being fed basics at harvest time under fear of either he or his family dying. Or his wife or daughters in brothels. Pretty sure that wasn't the life they were promised.Better still. If we don't want to look at the trafficking aspect look closer to home.www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18826528This is a boy in the north of Scotland. Abducted and taken to Portugal. Parts cut off him. Real reservoir dogs stuff. All related to cannabis.So no, I don't see any difference and I certainly wouldn't class anything as soft.Wherever there is potential to make money, there is potential for people to be exploited. Whether it be in the drugs trade, sex industries, precious metals and precious stones or even clothes and textiles industries. The human costs you list as being associated with cannabis manufacture by drug gangs are terrible but why do you think there are gangs doing this? Probably because your average cannabis user doesn't want to risk growing it for themselves because of the fact it's illegal.