Politicians have started to make public their sentiments to allow lesser drugs to be legalized.
Among said prominent persons include former Federal Police Chief Mick Palmer and former New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery.
Palmer and Cowdery reported that the “war on drugs” initiated by the government failed and proposed that the soft or lesser addictive drugs be legalized.
Later, Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr whose brother died of heroine overdose, joined the campaign and supported Plamer and Cowdery’s report before entering the political arena.
Senator defiantly told the ABC News Breakfast that he supports a police regime that represents a de facto decriminalization of lesser drugs at the margins.
The report on the failure of the government to control the proliferation and use of illegal or controlled substances in the country was framed by former premiers, health ministers and other politicians, senior public servants and concerned parents whose children have been penalized by the state for using the prohibited and controlled substances.
Former Director of the Public Prosecution Nicholas Cowdery said, “While it was my job to work within the law, the law should change and the conversation about drugs should be legitimized.”
Cowdery has a record of putting drug dealers in jail having worked for the Federal Prosecution Office for a long time. Carr, on the other hand, efficiently eliminated criminal penalties for personal use of marijuana and put up Australia’s first legal heroine injecting room.
The framers of the report clarified that they do not support the entire legalization of drugs trade in the country.
They are merely asking the government to legalize the use of lesser addictive substances since the state legislation on drug use and its implementation has drastically failed to attain its goal of eliminating drug dealers and decreasing the number of drug dependents.
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