Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Petition For the Reform of Law on Drugs
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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