Is it time to think differently about drugs and addiction?
Journalist Johann Hari and neuroscientist Marc Lewis discuss the nature of addiction and the impact of prohibition.
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many countries have successful harm minimization schemes for many of the lesser drugs that are now proven to be relatively harmless in the scale of things, even when compared to tobacco and alcohol
and the act of making them illegal also denies legitimate medical usages
cannabis being kept illegal for sure shows the law to be an ass, being less intoxicating than alcohol, and more harmless than either alcohol or tobacco, and is successfully decriminalized in many places, and indeed the revenue derived from such things has been used for many further good purpose.. funnily enough , legal in many places inside the country that pushed us the hardest to make it illegal.. go figure
australia the backwards nation will wait till we are 20 yrs behind the changing times before it even reaches the fair and unbiased discussion point