All things drugs, and how conventional wisdom is actually farce.
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This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum

This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum | All things drugs, and how conventional wisdom is actually farce. | Scoop.it
Despite a tremendous increase in seizures of illegal narcotics, prices have actually fallen for most drugs.

Via Julian Buchanan
Paul Mollard's insight:

Getting higher for less = public health crisis

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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:25 PM

Most drugs? The drug of choice for many, 4:5 in the childbearing age group in Christchurch, is simply cannabis. Would/should we be so lucky, the alcohol related harm it displaces suggests consumption should be subsidized for its economic return as well as its health dividend. Such that, truth and evidence exonerates the plant. What is known is that the exacting of this law takes a terrible toll. The contribution to crime and dysfunction has no relationship to the pharmacology of cannabis, rather a continuing dependence on prohibitions deviency amplification in a unitary and increasingly militarised police response "to druggies" It becomes churn, not muster. The worst of it is not just its ageist, racist and sexist application where the rendering is lauded by actors paid to advance a mission impossible, reeking of vested interest. The crucial failure is that it has never worked, will never work and has become the logical equivalent to bombing our own cities to win a war. 

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Rescooped by Paul Mollard from Drugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice
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This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum

This Is Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum | All things drugs, and how conventional wisdom is actually farce. | Scoop.it
Despite a tremendous increase in seizures of illegal narcotics, prices have actually fallen for most drugs.

Via Julian Buchanan
Paul Mollard's insight:

Getting higher for less = public health crisis

more...
MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:25 PM

Most drugs? The drug of choice for many, 4:5 in the childbearing age group in Christchurch, is simply cannabis. Would/should we be so lucky, the alcohol related harm it displaces suggests consumption should be subsidized for its economic return as well as its health dividend. Such that, truth and evidence exonerates the plant. What is known is that the exacting of this law takes a terrible toll. The contribution to crime and dysfunction has no relationship to the pharmacology of cannabis, rather a continuing dependence on prohibitions deviency amplification in a unitary and increasingly militarised police response "to druggies" It becomes churn, not muster. The worst of it is not just its ageist, racist and sexist application where the rendering is lauded by actors paid to advance a mission impossible, reeking of vested interest. The crucial failure is that it has never worked, will never work and has become the logical equivalent to bombing our own cities to win a war.