The war on drugs is being lost by the Government in reality its a unwinable war that has cost Australians billions over the past 25 years and the result is a massive drug problem which spirals to new heights year by year it has failed to stem the drug supply on our streets and the only winners have been those who supply and manufacture illicit drugs these guys are making billions.
How do we turn this around once and for all. I propose and if elected will lobby the Government to de-criminalise most offences and shifting the focus to illicit drugs being a health issue rather than a criminal one. Those caught in the drug cycle will be able to obtain the correct medical treatment to treat there drug issues. My plan would also include legalization of marijuana the taxes collected from this would fund the costs of treating drug uses. By legalizing drugs it removes the criminal elements there profits would shrink therefore making less lucrative for the cartels and those who supply and manufacture illicit drugs. Another immediate effect would be to free up the resources of our police departments and our clogged courts the monetary savings here would be enormous. The current system is broken and is a total drain on the public pocket and a huge drain on resources. Has it stopped drugs ? NO are criminals making obscene profits ? YES Are our courts clogged due to how we currently address the drug issue ? YES Are our Policeing resources better spent doing other things ? YES. We need to take drastic measures we need to address the issue with a whole new outlook. We need to put a plan into place that finally works. I invite your comments