Rethink Reform out of touch drug laws

Rethink Reform out of touch drug laws

Prohibition hasn’t worked. The war on drugs has been an abject failure and is costing lives.

It’s time to Rethink how we treat people who use drugs. 

Almost one in two of us have used illegal drugs at some point in our lives. That’s 8 million Australians who have smoked a joint or danced the night away on MDMA with very little harm to themselves or others. However our current drug laws treat them as criminals.

Prohibition stigmatises people who use drugs, meaning some people don’t seek help when things go wrong. This can have fatal ...

Prohibition hasn’t worked. The war on drugs has been an abject failure and is costing lives.

It’s time to Rethink how we treat people who use drugs. 

Almost one in two of us have used illegal drugs at some point in our lives. That’s 8 million Australians who have smoked a joint or danced the night away on MDMA with very little harm to themselves or others. However our current drug laws treat them as criminals.

Prohibition stigmatises people who use drugs, meaning some people don’t seek help when things go wrong. This can have fatal consequences. Governments have wasted billions on law enforcement, including stripsearching teenagers and scaring people into taking too many drugs at once when they see sniffer dogs and rows of police at music festival entrances. All to zero effect because the rate of drug use has stayed the same. Meanwhile those who need treatment are unable to access the health and support services when they need it due to lack of funding. 

It’s time to Reform our drug laws.

 

 

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Tell the Premier and Leader of the Opposition to support the Greens bill to allow pill testing

Pill testing is available in more than 20 countries around the world. The evidence is in: when people have more information about potentially harmful substances, they’re more likely to engage in less risky behaviour.

They’re also able to talk with trained professionals who can provide information about ways to stay safe, including drugs to avoid, and to offer support services if needed.

Use the form to contact the Premier and Leader of the Opposition and tell them why they should listen to the evidence.

 

 

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