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BZP ban is drug policy wrong way around

BZP ban is drug policy wrong way around

Cannabis should be brought into line with party pills and be legally available under R18 regulations similar to alcohol. "Not the other way around," says the ALCP.

"The law of Prohibition has been proven not to work with cannabis for the last 30 years and everyone knows it did not work in the more distant past with alcohol. It encourages ignorance, creates criminals, can ruin lives of innocent recreational and medicinal consumers and their families, and IS NOT HARM MINIMISATION."

According to many opinions keeping party pills (BZP) legally regulated means fewer people interested in more addictive drugs such as methamphetimine, etc. Cannabis being legal would further help this situation: closing the prohibition "gateway" by removing the black market connection.

Drug policy needs to be analysed and adjusted in context - especially in light of glaring double standards - including past parliamentary recognition of the need to review cannabis law. (Health select committee Inquiry into Mental Health Effects of cannabis 1998.

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