Pubdate: Mon, 09 May 2016
Source: West Australian (Australia)
Copyright: 2016 West Australian Newspapers Limited
Author: John Kilkenny


A positive approach to the pandemic in drug use is necessary to 
control its distribution and usage.

First, decriminalise drugs and place them under government control, 
like alcohol and tobacco, and eliminate the criminals who profit from usage.

Second, treat drug use as an illness, like alcoholism and gambling. 
Drug users don't begin as criminals, they become so to support the 
habit (illness).

The only winners are individuals and legitimate companies that profit 
from this scourge.

John Kilkenny, Brentwood
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