Editorial

The case for legal regulation of hard drugs is compelling

A system whereby users can get clean drugs would cut the risks

13 October 2019 - 00:05 By SUNDAY TIMES

Let us count the ways in which illicit drugs have bad outcomes. They fuel violence. They induce women and girls to sell their bodies to pay for their drug habits. They encourage theft.

They fund organised crime. They facilitate the corruption of police officers. They trap vulnerable people in the criminal justice system. They expose users to violent criminals...

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