Misinformation regarding cannabis

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Home Office,

In this article a claim is made by a spokesperson for yourselves:

"A spokesperson for the Home Office said: Drugs such as heroin, cocaine and cannabis are extremely harmful and can cause misery to communities across the country'."

I'm outraged that the new Government thinks it can get away with telling such bold lies about Cannabis.

Over 17,000 studies have been done on Cannabis, not one of them has proven it has any serious harmful effects. Most of those studies have been to find a 'smoking gun', a so called 'real reason' to ban Cannabis, but it's never been found.

There are no known deaths from Cannabis in recordable history.

Apparently Government know something we don't, it's only fair that you share so for my F.O.I request I would like:

The empirical evidence/data, on whose basis the claim was made that Cannabis is 'extremely harmful' and could be compared to heroin & cocaine, both of which cause can, and have caused, death.

Yours faithfully,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

FOI Requests, Home Office

Mr. Heskin,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 42872). We will aim to send you a full response by 13/03/2017 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

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Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Public Enquiries (CD), Home Office

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Public Enquiries (CD),

Would you say the same for Alcohol?

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Public Enquiries (CD), Home Office

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"Your message has been logged. We aim to provide a response within 20 working days."

I have been waiting for a response for 365 days.
Could this be a record I wonder?