50 Years of The War on Drugs

The most dangerous thing about drugs is The War on Drugs itself

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We’ve now got coke on the street in London with strengths that were unheard of a couple of years ago.” — Dr Adam Winstock

“The change I would like to see is the government allowing people to be more honest about their drug use.”––Dr Adam Winstock

There were 164,000 murders between 2007 and 2014 in Mexico, which is a larger death toll than the one in Afghanistan and Iraq combined for the same period.

“Doctors are trusted and influential and can bring a rational and humane dimension to ideology and populist rhetoric about being tough on crime.”––British Medical Journal

I’m a London-based writer and this is my blog. You can read my VICE articles here: https://www.vice.com/en/contributor/simon-doherty

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