Taking it a stage further.
Illegal drugs are arguably the biggest problem facing mankind. When are we going to realize that prohibition does not work? We in the west; so-called First World Countries must make sure the farmers of the Poppy or Coca Leaves earn legal money to support their families.
I’d like to widen the discussion because I have lost my one and only; lovely son whose drug addiction and eventual demise started with Marihuana that can lead to Crack.
It’s a very hard decision but I think we should go like Portugal and de-criminalise every drug. Why are drugs so rife? Because pushers earn lots of money. The Police and HMC will not stop this trade although they do well; they will admit that.
Take away this by putting all drugs free under the NHS and you instantly stop 60% of people in jail stealing to fund their habit, drug barons making vast fortunes. Fewer people in Jail think of the money saved, we would even have room to incarcerate real criminals like motorists. Police would be able and have the manpower to concentrate on real crime.
Our schools are becoming ideal places for pushers to ply their evil trade, take away their money-making; I won’t say earning; trade and you will have no pushers.
Did you know it’s very rarely the drug that kills but the st it is cut with, and sometimes it is st.
A little added bonus, the NHS would be able to buy supplies from Peru or Afghanistan; the tribal leaders would soon realize it is more profitable to sell drugs legally. I believe it is assumed that 40% of money from Cocaine is estimated to go to Al Keida to fund terrorism?
The disaster lead by Bush and that puppy Blair in Afghanistan is waiting for our great troops to get out and The Taliban will reintroduce their outdated law again. Women will become second-class citizens and schools will be outlawed
The greatest advantage though is that all drug users would be known and helped to kick the habit.
In Portugal it was thought that de-criminalising drugs would make it the drug capital of the world. What has it done in reality, reduce drug taking by 10% in a year.
We must start thinking outside the box and stop just thinking it’s wrong so we will ban it. This is not a self inflicted problem it is pure pier pressure, you must take a couple of Es to enjoy yourself all night, others do?
Society cannot prohibit much if anything, what happened with Alcohol prohibition in the USA? All it led to was the rise of the Mafia.
Reasons for de-criminalizing
- 60% less in jail
- Less Jails needed
- Less staff
- Drug Barons get no money
- Police/HMC can concentrate on real crime
- Less Police/HMC needed
- Stop drugs being sold in schools
- Drugs given to people would be clean
- Addicts can be monitored and possible weaned off
- Would be able to buy drugs from Afghanistan
- If done correctly it could turn that campaign into a win
Reasons to not de-criminalise