Drugs and prostitution

Legalise all drugs and tax them. Use every penny of tax paid on them to fund rehabilitation and direct advertising of the dangers (in real non scare terms). This is a win win win situation. People who do this to themselves won't be cast out of society. The dealers with guns will go away and the drugs themselves will pay for the rehabilitation programmes. Label alcohol and tobacco as drugs and treat them the same. Ban all advertising of all drugs (including alcohol)  to protect people who want to leave the drugs alone. Have a legal age of use based on science rather than politics. Impose strict penalties on publicans and off sales who sell to young people or to people who are completely wasted. Add a minimum price per unit on all drugs – including alcohol. This extra tax should go towards rehabilitation. 

Legalise prostitution but impose strict procedures to ensure the people involved are protected .Tax it  and pay the money into both welfare schemes (such as education and training and drug rehabilitation programmes. Impose proper sentences for people caught trafficking (i.e. life in prison). Make all brothels closely regulated and controlled. If people are brought to the country and repeatedly raped many times a day when found they should be treated with dignity and allowed to stop here with lots of help rather than treated as illegal immigrants. Severity punish anyone working outside of the state control.  

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Legalise all drugs and tax them. Use every penny of tax paid on them to fund rehabilitation and direct advertising of the dangers (in real non scare terms). This is a win win win situation. People who do this to themselves won't be cast out of society. The dealers with guns will go away and the drugs themselves will pay for the rehabilitation programmes. Label alcohol and tobacco as drugs and treat them the same. Ban all advertising of all drugs (including alcohol)  to protect people who want to leave the drugs alone. Have a legal age of use based on science rather than politics. Impose strict penalties on publicans and off sales who sell to young people or to people who are completely wasted. Add a minimum price per unit on all drugs – including alcohol. This extra tax should go towards rehabilitation. 

Legalise prostitution but impose strict procedures to ensure the people involved are protected .Tax it  and pay the money into both welfare schemes (such as education and training and drug rehabilitation programmes. Impose proper sentences for people caught trafficking (i.e. life in prison). Make all brothels closely regulated and controlled. If people are brought to the country and repeatedly raped many times a day when found they should be treated with dignity and allowed to stop here with lots of help rather than treated as illegal immigrants. Severity punish anyone working outside of the state control.