My idea is decriminalising drug use.

It seems that making drugs illegal does not deter users or suppliers.  Millions of people around rhe world are suffering from the effects of the drugs trade. One cannot imagine the same level of violence occurring in the UK as is happening in Mexico but it may just be a matter of time.

Perhaps a radically different approach is necessary. If heroin, for example, was supplied from a government agency this would cut out the criminal element who have a vested interest in promoting drug dependency. The drugs would be supplied at cost, including overheads, so the scheme would not be a burden on the taxpayer. The users could be monitored for health problems and hopefully be disuaded from using drugs at all.

Why is this idea important?

It could result in a reduction in crime, an increase in general health and save money on policing and court procedures.

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