Howard Donald's fairly balanced suggestion that the legal provision of mild cannabis would be more beneficial than the availability of strong alcohol has created a storm of squawking from anti-drug campaigners.
Which, you'd think, would be an interesting viewpoint to engage with.
Not, of course, for Mothers Against Drugs:
"I'd like Take That to see the work we do and ask if they'd like to donate some of the millions they earn to drug treatment."
But Donald didn't say that cannabis is perfectly safe - he said that having legally available cannabis might lead to less alcohol-fuelled violence on British streets. Which is, of course, a totally different proposition.