Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Published on Wednesday 10th August 2011
Current status: Closed
Closed: Friday 10th August 2012
Drug Law Reform based on Scientific Evidence.
War on drugs has failed. Arresting those with minor amounts of cannabis, and LSD, as well as MDMA has cost the UK millions of pounds to enforce, while being shown that these three drugs have been proven time after time to be safer than tobacco and alcohol respectively.
Debate on drug laws based upon scientific evidence is needed. Past drug laws have been passed upon the basis of mothers and news outlets calling for the ban due to a drug death that was never caused by these drugs, but instead a contaminant or its mixing with alcohol.
Reform on drug law should include the taxation and control of drugs such as Cannabis, LSD and MDMA, through government registered dispensaries, which could be taxed at a similar rate to that of tobacco products. Further laws could be put in place to help educate people.
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