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Letting Australians get drugs from a doctor rather than a dealer will save lives | Matt Noffs

The regulation of all drugs is not utopia – it’s a pragmatic way to take control of the situation

Prof Dan Howard SC, head of the special inquiry into illicit amphetamine use in New South Wales, has handed down his report to the NSW government following a lengthy commission looking into both the drug “ice” but also other issues such as pill testing and the effectiveness of NSW drug laws.

In his report, Howard has recommended that the government “decriminalisation” illicit drug use. Many people might be wondering what on earth that actually means. Terms like decriminalisation are bandied around regularly in the media and there’s often confusion as to the jargon that already exists.

Related: Landmark NSW inquiry condemns ineffective drug laws and calls for decriminalisation

Although depenalisation is a small step in the right direction … it won’t stop young people dying

Related: Pill testing: head of NSW inquiry into amphetamine use visits ACT trial

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Source: Letting Australians get drugs from a doctor rather than a dealer will save lives | Matt Noffs


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Ben Maudsley

Ben Maudsley

Ben likes to teach passionate youngsters guitar lessons and has his own company. Cannabis history is his second hobby so he started to perfect not only his musical skills but also his writing skills by writing for Hemp Stash News. Ben is our staff journalist.

He can be reached out at: Ben.Maudsley@hempstashnews.com

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