Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Doped No More

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales are at their highest since 1993. I have now been both to university and to prison, and I have still never taken an illegal drug in my life. The treatment of such behaviour as normal is based on extrapolation from the wildly untypical experience of the people who decide these things.

We need a single category of illegal drug, including cannabis, with a crackdown on possession, including a mandatory sentence of one year for a second offence, two years for a third offence, four years for a fourth offence, and so on.

We need to restore the specific criminal offence of allowing one’s premises to be used for illegal drug purposes. And Peter Hitchens’s The War We Never Fought should be taught in schools, as pro-drugs propaganda is routinely.