The government’s new blanket ban on psychoactive substances will be unworkable, difficult to prosecute and will put lives at risk, MPs have heard.
Evidence from legal experts and leading academics, submitted to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), suggests that prosecutors will struggle to prove that many legal highs are actually psychoactive.… Read the rest
Prohibition builds empires of criminals and outlaws the world’s most ancient medicine, writes Labour MP Paul Flynn
A 50-year experiment in drug prohibition has been a disaster and is crumbling worldwide.
In 1971 the UK had fewer than a 1,000 heroin and cocaine addicts.… Read the rest
Last night, Canada voted in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in a general election – a move that will have outstanding implications for drug policy reform in the country.
The election puts an end to Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s nine-year rule, which was marked by a repressive approach to drugs, including a commitment to rolling out mandatory minimum sentences, pushback to effective supervised injection sites that reduce the harms of drug use, and strong opposition to marijuana reform.… Read the rest
It’s funny how brass eye mocks MPs and then the stupid idiots get some sort of power for which they have no idea over.
Drugs should be legal and regulated as most people can live happy lives using various substances. Most plant derived drugs are safe and have been used for thousands of years and the people that use them are the most caring and decent people I have ever met. … Read the rest
I see any laws created on drugs to be based on none scientific data and only serve to enslave people who decide to use such substances, harm reduction is the last thing on their minds.
At Least Paul flynn has something decent to say :
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This House believes the Legal Highs Bill is an evidence-free and prejudice-rich example of legislative futility that will increase the deaths and use of drugs it seeks to reduce; notes that the bill’s sponsors ignore the outcomes of similar laws in Ireland and Poland that have increased drugs use and encouraged migration to cocaine and heroin use; believes that legal highs are uniquely lethal compounds that have never been ingested in the past by humankind and emphasizes that when no obvious legislative remedies are available legislators should resist knee-jerk laws that are gratifying to politicians but damaging to the health and well-being of the nation.… Read the rest
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges governments to support decriminalisation and harm reduction for drugs
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