The report offers an alternatives to our current prohibition stance on illicit drugs, in this latest report by a group of futurists, academics and prominent Australians from the social research group Australia 21, the authors emotively push the line, “The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children and we are all letting it happen.”
The report seems to be pushing the point that “By defining the personal use and possession of certain psychoactive drugs as criminal acts, governments have also avoided any responsibility to regulate and control the quality of substances that are in widespread use. Some of these illicit drugs have demonstrable health benefits.
The group argues that illicit drugs should be controlled, taxed and scorned in much the same way governments deal with tobacco and alcohol.
The report also argues that decriminalising soft-drugs like cannabis would have some effect on household crime? Saying that a substantial proportion of Australia’s street and household crime is a direct consequence of the trade in these drugs…
NOW THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE! A pot head with the ability to get off the couch and burgle someone’s home? Lifting the phone to dial for a pizza is about the most movement I’ve EVER seen a pothead under the influence motion toward! :: Read the full article »»»»