Decriminalisation of all substances.

It is time we realise that the War on Drugs is not only unwinnable, but is at its core incredibly immoral by providing massive amounts of profit for organised criminality and turning in many cases otherwise law abiding, tax paying and fully fuctioning members of society into criminals.

Why is this idea important?

It is time we realise that the War on Drugs is not only unwinnable, but is at its core incredibly immoral by providing massive amounts of profit for organised criminality and turning in many cases otherwise law abiding, tax paying and fully fuctioning members of society into criminals.

Property rights to Substances returned

I propose that as educated adults we should be given the liberty to choose what we want to put into our bodies. As opposed to the Hypocrisy of the current drugs laws(where one is only permitted to consume alcohol and tobacco), I propose that the role of the state be of education,harm minimisation and regulation. Prohibition achieves nothing other than letting criminal gangs gain huge profits and be in control of the prohibited substances. Instead of ploughing millions of pounds into battling the criminal gangs who trade in these substances we should instead put this money into education, allowing people to become fully informed as to the dangers of substance use and abuse. The state should thus regulate the substances, ensuring they are as safe as can be to consume(many dangers of substance use result from the drug being illegal/contaminated) and the billions of pounds of tax generated can be put into education and the healthcare system;the latter in order to ensure that the minority of drug users who have problems with their use are given full support and help with stopping.The police can direct all their attention to real criminals rather than wasting vital time on drug users. Furthermore, the pressure on already overcrowded and costly prisons will be eased. Although there are multitude of benefits from regulating and controlling drug, at the heart of the issue is the fact that we own our own bodies and that how we treat our own body is an individuals right. The role of the government should not be to control what we do to our bodies but rather to educate, minimise harm and prevent people from harming others. 

Why is this idea important?

I propose that as educated adults we should be given the liberty to choose what we want to put into our bodies. As opposed to the Hypocrisy of the current drugs laws(where one is only permitted to consume alcohol and tobacco), I propose that the role of the state be of education,harm minimisation and regulation. Prohibition achieves nothing other than letting criminal gangs gain huge profits and be in control of the prohibited substances. Instead of ploughing millions of pounds into battling the criminal gangs who trade in these substances we should instead put this money into education, allowing people to become fully informed as to the dangers of substance use and abuse. The state should thus regulate the substances, ensuring they are as safe as can be to consume(many dangers of substance use result from the drug being illegal/contaminated) and the billions of pounds of tax generated can be put into education and the healthcare system;the latter in order to ensure that the minority of drug users who have problems with their use are given full support and help with stopping.The police can direct all their attention to real criminals rather than wasting vital time on drug users. Furthermore, the pressure on already overcrowded and costly prisons will be eased. Although there are multitude of benefits from regulating and controlling drug, at the heart of the issue is the fact that we own our own bodies and that how we treat our own body is an individuals right. The role of the government should not be to control what we do to our bodies but rather to educate, minimise harm and prevent people from harming others. 

Legalise Cannabis

By legalising cannabis, It will allow the government to regulate the substance by allowing only licensed growers to produce and distribute thus cutting out the associated criminal activities such as dealing and allowing the funds from cannabis going to criminal gangs. It will be easier to prosecute unlicensed cannabis growers and dealers if they are working outside the perameters of the law. There are also great opportunities for the government to gain tax revenue from what is now at the current time a black market economy.      

My idea would be to adopt the Dutch model where cannabis can only be used in licensed premises or at home and the premises should be situated in specifically zoned areas in all major cities and towns. I am not advocating that cannabis cafes should spring up everywhere and this is where the government would regulate these locations alonside local councils.   

 

Why is this idea important?

By legalising cannabis, It will allow the government to regulate the substance by allowing only licensed growers to produce and distribute thus cutting out the associated criminal activities such as dealing and allowing the funds from cannabis going to criminal gangs. It will be easier to prosecute unlicensed cannabis growers and dealers if they are working outside the perameters of the law. There are also great opportunities for the government to gain tax revenue from what is now at the current time a black market economy.      

My idea would be to adopt the Dutch model where cannabis can only be used in licensed premises or at home and the premises should be situated in specifically zoned areas in all major cities and towns. I am not advocating that cannabis cafes should spring up everywhere and this is where the government would regulate these locations alonside local councils.   

 

A legalisation of ALL narcotic substances taken for personal use

A legalisation of all consumable substances taken for personal use, the establishment of regulation and taxation to this substances. The establishment of an agency to educate the general public of guidelines, dangers and ramifications of taking these substances. A large portion of taxation profits to be fed directly into rehabilitation and education programs.

Why is this idea important?

A legalisation of all consumable substances taken for personal use, the establishment of regulation and taxation to this substances. The establishment of an agency to educate the general public of guidelines, dangers and ramifications of taking these substances. A large portion of taxation profits to be fed directly into rehabilitation and education programs.