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BLOG: The problem with banning drugs

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Tragically, we have seen another teen (Henry Kwan) die after consuming what he believed to be LSD, but which was actually an NBOMe (e.g. 25i-NBOMe), which is a much newer and more potent psychedelic substance. At the same time the NSW Fair Trading Department has banned a list of products that contain synthetic analogue drugs and has raided stores across that state. I was asked onto ABC Radio in Newcastle this morning for my view on this issue and this is a summary of what I said: The problem with banning is that banning is one of the major causes of this problem in the first place.

 

click on title above to read in full the blog by Monica Barratt

 

click here for audio file https://soundcloud.com/abc_radio/drug-researcher-monica-barratt …;

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Seems strange that authorities and communities continue to imagine that banning drugs somehow a positive step towards tackling the problem – quite the opposite!

See on monicabarratt.net

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