Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Drug strategy fails to tackle crucial issues

Doctors warn Government drug strategy fails to tackle crucial issues

The Government�s National Drug Strategy misses a crucial point by failing to tackle drinking and smoking early in life, warned public health doctors at the British Medical Association yesterday (2 June 2005)."

�The National Drug Strategy was set up with crime-reduction in mind - and for that reason it�s designed to tackle illegal drug use only.

�But most drug addicts don�t progress straight to heroine or crack cocaine. They show signs of trouble to come in early life, by smoking and drinking alcohol at a young age.

�The Government�s drug strategy doesn�t properly recognise the importance of these �gateway� drugs in young people, leaving it to other agencies to deal with these problems separately.

�If we are serious about preventing addiction to both legal and illegal drugs, we must have better services to tackle these problems among young people, and they must be co-ordinated into the national drug strategy.

[Sounds like a ringing endorsement of Class-D / Blair ]
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