It’s time for drug laws that protect our families
No one doubts that drugs can be dangerous – that’s why we should do all we can to prevent children and young people from taking them. But banning drugs and criminalising those who get involved with them causes even more harm.
Drug-gang violence, countless lives ruined by criminal records for possession, and entirely avoidable deaths from contaminated street drugs – the damage caused by the current approach can no longer be ignored.
We need to move beyond fear, discrimination and punishment, and towards drug laws that are centred around honesty, compassion and health.