by CanSS, posted 21 04 2019
The police, who seem to be ignoring government policy, are backing the testing of drugs at clubs and universities (“Police drugs policy of ‘test, not arrest’ condemned as back-door legalisation”, News, last week). It is wrong to think that only high-strength drugs and impurities cause serious harm or death. Ecstasy kills at random and is one of our most prevalent drugs.
Tragically, another boy age 13, has died recently, apparently from taking this drug. Instead of trying to stop young people taking drugs, our government’s revamped Talk to Frank website dishes out harm reduction advice, giving “safer use” tips.
Surely condoning illegal drug use and normalising it is aiding and abetting a crime.