Pubdate: Sat, 30 Dec 2000
Date: 12/30/2000
Source: Hull Daily Mail (UK)
Author: Carl Wagner

Poverty, social injustice and drug prohibition are the main causes of
crime, not drug usage.

Nothing promotes disrespect for authority more than unjust and
unworkable laws and if the collective minds of Government can't come
up with something better than fines for the poor, curfews for the
innocent and prison for drug addicts, then we're surely doomed.

The only solution to the drug problem is to legalise all drugs, a
concept many people find hard to accept but it's worth remembering
that in the age before prohibition, drug crime was unheard of.

We now have prisons overflowing with drug users. Where addicts lived
normal lives, we have shattered families. Where overdoses were
extremely rare we have hundreds of drug deaths every year due to less
pure and more potent concoctions being sold on the street. And today,
kids have a better chance of going to prison than university. These
are the consequences of an insane campaign of lies and suppression
that has caused far more trouble than illicit drugs themselves ever

Carl Wagner,
Prospective Candidate, Legalise Cannabis Alliance