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The Government Drug programme failing.

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Message 1 - posted by John of Paddington, Apr 18, 2007

Well, well, what a suprise, the Governments Drug Programme is failing and we have a greater drug problem in this Country than any other. Is this due to the softly softly approach by the Police? Should they have a zero tollerance in any case where a drug is found? Should addicts be made to go throgh 'cold turkey' rarther than be given a costly drug substitute? Drtugs are now the main cause of crime, what should be done?
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Message 2 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, Apr 18, 2007

Well, if the goverment legalises all drugs then there wil be no commercial market for the present illegal narcotics. Since this will mean that the purchase price will drop, "druggies" will not need to commit crimes to raise money. However the reduction in price will also reduce the profits of the "drug barons" who will ship their illegal wares to somewhere more profitable than the UK.
This will result in many of todays illicit drugs falling out of fashion. Market forces will control the "problem" quite effectively just so long as the government and the holier than thou brigade keep their meddling paws out of it.
End of problem
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Message 3 - posted by patsy, Apr 18, 2007

DD,
And just who exactly are the 'holier than thou' brigade?

..........and the holier than thou brigade keep their meddling paws out of it.

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Message 4 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, Apr 18, 2007

Those who support legislation against narcotics such as ecstacy and marijuana, whilst continuing to consume alcohol and tobacco products! >-|<smiley>


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Message 5 - posted by John of Paddington, Apr 18, 2007

DD, you must be on a weird cocktail to work out that senario. It smacks of the loony lefts idea than you give babies book and they learn to read by way of osmosis. Drug adicts should be put on 'cold turkey', let them feel the pain the give to others by their selfish actions.
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Message 6 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, Apr 18, 2007

OK John, but only if you include smokers and drinkers, both being medically regarded as more dangerous than ecstasy!
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Message 7 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Apr 19, 2007

So what are your remedies then JOP ?

Lets see if your able to constructivly argue a point instead of name calling and moaning.
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Message 8 - posted by John of Paddington, Apr 19, 2007

DD, well I gave up smoking some 30 years ago, cold turkey method, not patches then. Alcohol, yes I have a halfpint or glass of wine to be social, but it can last me all evening. I can not understand why anyone drinks, or takes a substance, that makes them vulnerable to others. They loose self control and look stupid. Drugs, a complete ban, zero tolerance, Alcohol, return to the old permitted hours and raise age to 21yrs. As for smoking, the Government is driving it underground but it has bee around too long. Education is the only way, you will still get some, but it can work.
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Message 9 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Apr 19, 2007

The drugs are being reclassified seeing as the legal fags and booze are far more dangerous than the illegal cannabis and E's.

The current education is basically "dont do drugs", works just as well as the current "zero tollerance" approach lol.

Drugs are still here and people take them.

So what do you suggest JOP ?
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Message 10 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Apr 23, 2007

So you have no idea then JOP ? Was this just another vent thread about labour that didnt need discussion ?
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Message 11 - posted by John of Paddington, Apr 24, 2007

Five dead, one seriously ill taking tainted Heroin, that should stimulate some sort of responce from the 'Drug Workers'. I very much doubt it, as it will mean getting people off drugs, afterall its their job at risk if they do.
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Message 12 - posted by minnie3, Apr 24, 2007

DD i do think weed and so called soft druges are quite dangerous. It can often trigger mental illness and schizophrenia. I don't think it should be legalised or downgraded.

I agree though that alcohol can be dangerous (e.g.drunk driver) and a drug. I don't think of ciggies in the same way. I know though they cause lung cancer. I don't smoke by the way.
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Message 13 - posted by Tommysanstarfish, Apr 24, 2007

I agree with Devon_Dumpling that all drugs should be legalised..Then safe drugs could be taxed and sold at chemist type shops..
Stop the criminals making money out of other peoples misery..
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Message 14 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Apr 25, 2007

Minnie3, someone has to have a mental health problem to begin with for weed to trigger it and does nothing harmful other than causes cancer to other people.

Booze is far more dangerous than illegal substances and causes liver failure to everyone who abuses it.

I would rather be in a room of giggly stoners than a room of violent drunks.
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