Prohibition on drugs hasn’t worked, nor did it work on booze. It was ridiculous to even suggest it may have worked. Prohibition has never worked anywhere in the world.
Even countries with the death penalty for drug offences have drug problems. The world over people are starting to wake up to the issue.
Class A drugs should be decriminalised and drug addicts “treated and cared for not criminalised”, according to a senior UK police officer.
Writing in the Observer, Chief Constable Mike Barton of Durham Police said prohibition had put billions of pounds into the hands of criminals.
He called for an open debate on the problems caused by drugs.
The Home Office reiterated its stance and said drugs were illegal because they were dangerous.Â Read more »