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Decriminalise ecstasy and cannabis?

Posted by: 2UE | 10 September, 2012 - 9:59 AM
Survey reveals a staggering rise in the use of illegal drugs

Would legalising ecstasy and cannabis drug use be throwing our hands in the air and giving up, or would it mean a safer future for our children? Stuart Bocking on calls for a register of those who use illicit drugs.

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Have we lost the war on drugs? Should the possession and use of cannabis be legalised for people over 16 years of age?  

Ian Dicko Dickson speaks with Professor Emeritus David Penington AC, former Dean of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.


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Hay fever season set to strike

If you're suffering from the flu, stay at home and get well!

This warmer than usual spring will lead to extra hay fever problems - so what can people do to reduce symptoms and improve their resistance without turning to drugs? Stuart Bocking seeks the answers.

Blog comments Your Say

  • People have been using ecstacy since the late 80s and marijuana even longer. I think they've lost the war on drugs. May as well legalise it.

    Robert Tuesday 11 September, 2012 - 7:50 AM
  • Yes let's make healthy 16 year olds drug adicts and then at 18 let them buy suicide sticks(cigarettes).

    Australia has NEVER had a WAR ON DRUGS!

    In a war you kill your enemy, how many drug dealers have been openly killed in the "WAR"? a big fat ZERO.

    Thailand once had a WAR ON DRUGS and there were bodies lying in the streets and the people loved it!

    Bikinis not burkas! Tuesday 11 September, 2012 - 2:30 AM

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