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Petition For the Reform of Law on Drugs

Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Petition For the Reform of Law on Drugs

Additional Information

The government shouldn't be able to tell people what they can and can't put in their own body. Drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal issue

Education in schools on drugs is inadequate. Sites like Talk to Frank have inadequate or incorrect information and no information on dosages

Legalised/regulated drugs cut funding for criminal activities. If drugs are legalised/regulated, warnings and dosages can be on the back of the box reducing overdoses. Drugs that are highly addictive like heroin or have effects on the mind like LSD could have assessments to see if someone is able to use the drug safely. Records prevent buying a lot in a short period of time, leading to addiction

Money going into the currently inadequate education on drugs, catching drug users/dealers and keeping people in prison who aren't a danger to society can be diverted, and legal drug markets can be taxed

Use discretion with which drugs should be legalised, regulated, and if you choose, remain illegal

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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