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It makes clinical and political sense to decriminalise all drugs


I agree with the author of the piece. The desire to alter ones consciousness is one of the few things which unites peoples from all places and all times and I suspect that in the future this era which really began with the Harrison Act of 1914, when government assumed the authority to decide how people may do this, will be looked at with a degree of bemused disbelief. But political cowardice will remain a stumbling block to the dispassionate evaluation of the evidence. Remember David Nutts utterance that taking MDMA is as risky as horse-riding, and the immediate effect this had on his career? Anyway, all of us are according to the law actually criminals who are in possession of trace amounts of an endogenous neurotransmitter called DMT, which according to the powers that be has no medical use and is a class A drug. Bloody laughable.

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27 Jul 2018

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