Norm Smith Medallist
- Nov 24, 2008
- AFL Club
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Mind altering substances have been apart of the human culture since humans evolved. Not legitimising anything, it's simply a fact.. are you denying this fact?If that's some attempt at legitimising the use of mind altering substances, you failed miserably.
BTW I'm an atheist.
Yeah, but what's your point?Mind altering substances have been apart of the human culture since humans evolved. Not legitimising anything, it's simply a fact.. are you denying this fact?
Opiates are (in their legal form) most often used as painkillers. And legality is a fickle thing. The name 'heroin' in itself USED to be a trademark product of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer;Thanks for pointing out that people's reliance on mind altering drugs is the problem in this country, not their legality or if they're tested.
Jumping in here, but I reckon everything should be quality tested and come with health information, safety warnings and free chewing gum, sold to adults 18+ onlyDo you think that drug dealers should be allowed to sell whatever they like, to whomever they like, wherever they like without any penalty?
In the Netherlands, it does make drugs a safer, because there's a national drug database and everyone can get their gear legally checked (even visitors!). So, basically, if you're a dodgy drug dealer, you end up without a market because no one will buy your crappy pingers.How would that makes drugs safer?
How would that makes drugs use safer?
If you look at the post from Power Raid which I was quoting I highlighted "inherent issues" as I was replying to that, not the bad batch problems.The question was specifically about a "BAD BATCH"...a bad batch of alcohol or prescription drugs has consequences for the manufacturer, like a bad batch of any other product.
Which is completely different to the issue of bad use.
'Rarely successful': NSW coroner urges drug policy rethink after opioid inquest
A state coroner has recommended a complete reframing of drug policy in New South Wales and says the government should consider decriminalising drug use.
On Friday the deputy state coroner, Harriet Grahame, released findings from an inquest held into opioid-related deaths. The special inquest examined the deaths of six people from opioids in May 2016.
Grahame recommended the government hold a drug summit, bringing together health, addiction, drug law reform and law enforcement experts focused on “minimising harm to users, their families and the community”.
Most significantly, she said the summit should give “full and genuine consideration” to ways of reducing drug overdoses in NSW, including “decriminalising personal use of drugs, as a mechanism to reduce the harm caused by drug use”.
Yes, by decriminalising, Portugal has been able to address lots of social issues.Im pretty sure Portugal have good success with legalising drugs etc .
I'm pretty sure Portugal's history and culture is absolutely nothing like ours and largely irrelevant to the conversation.Im pretty sure Portugal have good success with legalising drugs etc .
Sorry to bring up an old post; but my god Alex Berenson is such an absolute tosser. Literally no credibility - I actually wonder if Joe brought him on knowing he was such a phony? I went and got a copy of his book - it's about as horseshit as his arguments on the podcast for anyone wondering. All those facts and statistics which he consistently said "oh they're in my book," are not.
On a slightly different track, hemp has incredible potential as a cash crop as well.Even if they don't, giving them safe and clean stuff literally grown and processed over in Tassie is a huge saving to the taxpayer against jail etc.
Indeed - Australia is actually the world's largest heroin producing country. All grown in Tassie.On a slightly different track, hemp has incredible potential as a cash crop as well.
Oil, seed as a food source, fibre for clothing, even the whole plant provides as much pulp for paper production per acre as four acres of pine plantation.
Our drug policy hasn't just failed, it's also economic lunacy.