Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hello Australia? Portugal exists, you know

As conservative Australia rushes headlong down its prohibitionist path, with Attorney-General Christian Porter threatening tp overturn the ACT's recent legalisation of cannabis and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian ignoring all the Coronial recommendations about pill testing and burgeoning strip searches of children, – a story on Radio National reports that since Portugal decriminalised all drugs the country has saved 18% in associated costs, treated and rehabilitated many problem users and vastly improved health outcomes while usage has not changed significantly.

Too sensible for Australian conservatives and their 1930s ideology?