Legalise all Drugs

I believe not all drugs, even the harmful ones should be legalised. Why? Because while something is illegal there is NO regulation of it. Which is why it is so harmful to users and so profitable to sellers.

Legalisation does not have to mean encourage the use of drugs. It can mean make it a medical problem, rather then a legal one, when the only person an addict harms through their drug use is themselves. All drug related crime, be it addicts stealing for a fix or gang related crime, all come from the legal status of drugs. If there was legal, safe, regulated access to drugs, then the only problem remaining is treating the addicts. Which would be far cheaper for the tax payer then funding a hopeless drug war. Especially considering the potential money there is to be made from taxing the mostly harmless drugs such as cannabis.

The final point I have to make is that it is very foolish to keeps drugs illegal when after years of fighting to end drug use it has only inreased. It is impossible to stop people using drugs. Even in places such as China where drug users are executed, there are still plenty who use them anyway.

So please, lets change our drug policy from one based on racism and propaganda to one based on scientific evidence. Before too much damage is done.

Why is this idea important?

I believe not all drugs, even the harmful ones should be legalised. Why? Because while something is illegal there is NO regulation of it. Which is why it is so harmful to users and so profitable to sellers.

Legalisation does not have to mean encourage the use of drugs. It can mean make it a medical problem, rather then a legal one, when the only person an addict harms through their drug use is themselves. All drug related crime, be it addicts stealing for a fix or gang related crime, all come from the legal status of drugs. If there was legal, safe, regulated access to drugs, then the only problem remaining is treating the addicts. Which would be far cheaper for the tax payer then funding a hopeless drug war. Especially considering the potential money there is to be made from taxing the mostly harmless drugs such as cannabis.

The final point I have to make is that it is very foolish to keeps drugs illegal when after years of fighting to end drug use it has only inreased. It is impossible to stop people using drugs. Even in places such as China where drug users are executed, there are still plenty who use them anyway.

So please, lets change our drug policy from one based on racism and propaganda to one based on scientific evidence. Before too much damage is done.

Cannabis legalisation

When John Stuart Mill wrote 'On Liberty', he argued that a government should only involve itself in the personal affairs of an individual if they were harming another citizen. It is by this harm principle that believe that cannabis prohibition should end in this country. It is an unfair policy which criminalises those who use the drug, turning normal people into criminals, purely because they use a cannabis, a drug which research has shown to help such illness's as Alzheimer's disease, preventing lung cancer, helping brain cancer and many other such illness's. It is an individuals right to choose for his or herself what is best for themselves. 

I propose,

1.personal possession of cannabis decriminalised 

2.an individual will be able to grow up to three cannabis plants for personal use

3.That cannabis sold in a commercial setting should be regulated, a minimum age to buy it and a sin tax attached. 

Why is this idea important?

When John Stuart Mill wrote 'On Liberty', he argued that a government should only involve itself in the personal affairs of an individual if they were harming another citizen. It is by this harm principle that believe that cannabis prohibition should end in this country. It is an unfair policy which criminalises those who use the drug, turning normal people into criminals, purely because they use a cannabis, a drug which research has shown to help such illness's as Alzheimer's disease, preventing lung cancer, helping brain cancer and many other such illness's. It is an individuals right to choose for his or herself what is best for themselves. 

I propose,

1.personal possession of cannabis decriminalised 

2.an individual will be able to grow up to three cannabis plants for personal use

3.That cannabis sold in a commercial setting should be regulated, a minimum age to buy it and a sin tax attached. 

End Cannabis prohibition

The argument for the legalisation of cannabis has been repeated ad nauseum on this site, i dont believe i am even required to adumbrate the vast plethora of favourable evidence weighted behind my title. Conversely, i am yet to see any reputable counter points made. If the current government will insist on the continued criminalisation of a huge number of inoccent tax paying UK citizens it should at least engage in open, informed debate on the subject, preferably in a public forum allowing for expert input. It would be a huge step forward to accept informed logic and discourse as opposed to the histerical pseudo journalistic rantings of the fascist soft porn comic tabloid press. 

Why is this idea important?

The argument for the legalisation of cannabis has been repeated ad nauseum on this site, i dont believe i am even required to adumbrate the vast plethora of favourable evidence weighted behind my title. Conversely, i am yet to see any reputable counter points made. If the current government will insist on the continued criminalisation of a huge number of inoccent tax paying UK citizens it should at least engage in open, informed debate on the subject, preferably in a public forum allowing for expert input. It would be a huge step forward to accept informed logic and discourse as opposed to the histerical pseudo journalistic rantings of the fascist soft porn comic tabloid press.