The war on drugs has failed; now we must stop it for good

We are on the cusp of a significant change in our national drug policy – all it needs now is some vision and courage to see it through

10th March, 2019

Amid all the disputes and controversies that have convulsed the Department of Health in the recent past, it may have escaped the attention of many that we could be on the brink of a seismic shift in our national drug policy.

The department assembled a working group almost two years ago to assess the issue of the possession of drugs for personal use. The possible change in our drug policy could be as historic as...

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