Caroline Lucas, Greeen MP, Speaks about Ending Drug Prohibition.

Originally posted by knowdrugs.net

Lucas is the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, and the Green Party’s first and only Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She was elected for the Brighton Pavilion constituency at the 2010 general election.

The Green Party are committed to decriminalisation of drugs. You can read their policy on drugs here: http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/policypointers/ppdrugs.pdf

“The prohibition of drugs doesn’t work. It does not protect society in any way, and makes it more difficult to minimise the harm caused by drug use. Addicts are treated as criminals, rather than patients in need of treatment. Every year, tens of thousands of people are put through the criminal justice system, needlessly paralysing the resources of the police, courts, and prisons. Families are torn apart, and people are made jobless and homeless just because they are criminalised by outdated laws. Drug barons are profiting from prohibition and using that money to corrupt those individuals and institutions that should protect society.”

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