Substance abuse

New Zealand needs to change draconian drug laws and stop putting substance users in prison. More funding is required for treatment urgently, waiting 6 months or more for residential options and why are there not more drug courts. Substance abuse needs to be a health issue not a criminal one and stop spending billions every year in a failed and pointless war on drugs
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by OGPNZAdmin on May 04, 2018 at 01:35PM

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  • Posted by amatteu May 16, 2018 at 15:39

    Agree. spending taxpayers' resources = money and Justice system, on people who want to get wasted is a waste of money and energy.

    Something like this might work:
    If people want a drug, they go the special doctors, and get a prescription, and then go the special chemist and get the drug.
    Clean drug so less health problems there, no criminal or organised crime gangs profiting without paying tax, and the doctor and chemist can give advice about health and not using drugs, etc.
  • Posted by amatteu May 16, 2018 at 15:40

    Basically let adults (over 25 years old) do what they want.

    For illegal drug dealers and importers, as Hone Harawira said, bring back the death penalty.
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