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The war on drugs - The solution

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The war on drugs has been a total failure say leading authors and psychologists. It has cost the country almost a trillion dollars.
Dr Mike Rezz a criminal psychologist and an expert in substance abuse says by decriminalizing drugs abusers and making them pay for their drugs legally, would infact see a fall in substance abuse similar to the ending of alchol prohibiton.
Portugals drug rate fell dramatically when it decriminalized drugs and the Swiss model saw a staggering drop in crime in area's where clinics were based for addicts to buy their drugs at $10.00 a go.


Professor Ian Gilmore, former president of the conservative  Royal College of Physicians has said the use of illegal drugs should be decriminalized, ‘drastically reducing crime and improving health’.
Some questions need to be answerd. Should people be criminalized for substance abuse? Who is profiteering from criminalisation and what action is being taken to prevent the 35,000 or so deaths each year from "legal" prescription drugs.
 

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