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Revisiting drug policy with toilet paper | openDemocracy

Revisiting drug policy with toilet paper | openDemocracy | THE UPSTART | Scoop.it

Drug prohibition is not only costly, but violence inducing and ineffective. Is it not time to look to scrap the present system before any more people are hurt and money is wasted?


Via Julian Buchanan, Clarence Henderson
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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:23 PM

More on the problems from prohibition in this 60 minute podcast from The Scarman Lecture Series: The damage caused by drugs or from drug policy? 
http://julianbuchanan.podomati...

"It's not drugs that cause so much harm it's drug policy!"
Clarence Henderson's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:18 PM

We live in a time when elected officalls are freely volunteering admissions of smoking crack as well as boldly declaring their  recreational drug use..

Such open admissions  of drug use does not equate into a peerceptiopn of drug abuse .Even when such declarations come from those  who hold seats of power, the majority of people are increasingly more to forgive than condem.

For example : the publicly pillaryed Marion Barry, L. A. Mayor  snaged in a drug sting. some say it was a set-up. Notwithstanding the crucible Mr. Barry suffered from media and pundits he was re-elected after every selacious detail of his being busted was blasted in the court of public opinion. Re-Elected... by mandated numbers

These revelations only support the need for national harm reduction awareness  education.

 

 

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Revisiting drug policy with toilet paper | openDemocracy

Revisiting drug policy with toilet paper | openDemocracy | THE UPSTART | Scoop.it

Drug prohibition is not only costly, but violence inducing and ineffective. Is it not time to look to scrap the present system before any more people are hurt and money is wasted?


Via Julian Buchanan
Clarence Henderson's insight:

We live in a time when elected officalls are freely volunteering admissions of smoking crack as well as boldly declaring their  recreational drug use..

Such open admissions  of drug use does not equate into a peerceptiopn of drug abuse .Even when such declarations come from those  who hold seats of power, the majority of people are increasingly more to forgive than condem.

For example : the publicly pillaryed Marion Barry, L. A. Mayor  snaged in a drug sting. some say it was a set-up. Notwithstanding the crucible Mr. Barry suffered from media and pundits he was re-elected after every selacious detail of his being busted was blasted in the court of public opinion. Re-Elected... by mandated numbers

These revelations only support the need for national harm reduction awareness  education.

 

 

more...
Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:23 PM

More on the problems from prohibition in this 60 minute podcast from The Scarman Lecture Series: The damage caused by drugs or from drug policy? 
http://julianbuchanan.podomati...

"It's not drugs that cause so much harm it's drug policy!"
Clarence Henderson's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:24 PM

Feel free to visit my website : theupstartnyc.wordpress.com...this website is targeted to the Harm  Reduction/LGBTQ and HIV AIDS community

I seek top extend my reach beyond my grasp

You can email me: theupstartnyc@outlook.com .if you would like to contribute content.

 

Clarence Henderson: THE UPSTART