From the legalisation of cannabis and the use of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health conditions through to greater funding for rehabilitation services and pill testing, Reason has always advocated for sweeping changes to our drugs laws. It’s kinda our thing.
The problem with criminalising drug use is it mostly impacts those already experiencing disadvantage, such as our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and young people who are just starting out. That just isn’t fair.
Besides, as civil libertarians, we have a belief that adults have the right to chose what they do with their own body - crazy right? Instead of prohibition, we advocate for harm reduction measures and more honest education to help people make safer choices.
If we had our way, states and territories would follow a model similar to Portugal - where drug possession is not a crime. Drug use is a health issue - not a criminal one.
See here for more detailed info on our approach to drug law reform including our campaign to make our driving laws fairer for everyone. (link here to wider policies from committee)
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