Thursday, July 30, 2009

Legalising Drugs

At least this report accepts that current drug policy isn't working. But as ever it recommends tinkering around the edges, which will have little impact.

The biggest problems with drugs arise from their illegality, it's quite simple really. Legally the use can be regulated in the way that alcohol is. OK there wll always be abuse, but remember that prohibition of alcohol in the USA gave that country a huge organised crime problem that they are still dealing with.

It's time to be brave.

1 comment:

T Bishop Finger said...

For Politicians, the prohibition of Drugs is a good little political football. But it's worse effect is that is turned a whole generation of petty thugs and school bullies, who would otherwise have become even pettier criminals, into a wealthy class of coked-up, steroided, violent sociopaths.