Thursday, September 23, 2010

Why I Signed The Vienna Declaration

Did You Know The War On Drugs Edition

The Vienna Declaration is a statement calling for the incorporation of scientific evidence into illicit drug policies. Research shows that an over reliance on drug law enforcement has resulted in overwhelmingly negative health and social consequences, yet law enforcement continues to be the dominant policy approach adopted by policymakers, at the expense of more effective public health interventions.
Prohibition doesn't work.
It didn't work with alcohol ,it won't work with tobacco and it certainly isn't working with drugs.

I don't do any drugs except for nicotine and caffeine but even I can see the war on drugs is a huge failure from any way I choose to look at it.

As a society we may have to choose to accept that drug use has been with us since we evolved and it will continue to be with us until we are extinct.
It doesn't mean we ignore it  but it might mean that we have to stop criminalizing what other people do.

There is another way.

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