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I would give up... criminalising drug users

Thursday, 13 March 2014

As part of our Justice Matters initiative we are challenging people to think about a criminal justice practice, policy or institution to abolish or abstain from. It can be conventional or unconventional – the choice is up to you. The challenge isn’t just about abolishing something. We are keen to build alternatives – so we want to encourage people to put forward ideas for something positive.


It's such an obvious one... what exactly is the point of criminalising ANY drug user? From coffee to heroin, people do not benefit from being criminalised and what a HUGE WASTE of tax payers money, not to mention the collateral damage of increased HIV and Hepatitis infections, (often transmitted when people are 'doing time' with NO access to clean needles)

If someone nicks your car, hey, the law has to do something I guess BUT for simply using drugs, what a waste of time, effort and money.

Andria E-Mordaunt
www.usersvoice.org

If you want to take up the challenge then click here for more information