Saturday, September 05, 2009

Drug Prohibition

The war on drugs is immoral idiocy. We need the courage of Argentina | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian
This concept marries intellectual idiocy – that supply leads demand – with practical impossibility. But it is golden politics. For 30 years it has allowed western politicians to shift blame for not regulating drug abuse at home on to the shoulders of poor countries abroad.
Yes, it's not "our" fault, it's "theirs". If only there wasn't a constant supply of drugs from overseas, British people would completely stop trying to find ways of getting high and blanking out the horrors of inequality and jingoism that capitalism has brought us over the last 50 years.

This is a great article by Simon Jenkins and something I completely agree with. Drug addicts are patients, not criminals.

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