War on drugs has failed, say former heads of MI5, CPS and BBC
I friend of mine sent me this story which appeared in the British Telegraph web site. Funny I didn’t see this story picked up by any of the progressive sites.
By Martin Beckford, Health Correspondent
“Leading peers – including prominent Tories – say that despite governments worldwide drawing up tough laws against dealers and users over the past 50 years, illegal drugs have become more accessible.
Vast amounts of money have been wasted on unsuccessful crackdowns, while criminals have made fortunes importing drugs into this country.
The increasing use of the most harmful drugs such as heroin has also led to “enormous health problems”, according to the group.
The MPs and members of the House of Lords, who have formed a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform, are calling for new policies to be drawn up on the basis of scientific evidence.”
What’s worse for us, alcohol or crack cocaine?
It was just a year ago when the head of the British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Professor David Nutt was fired for saying (among other things) that booze was more dangerous than crack. Here is an interview with him.