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Massive missed opportunity as Labor fails on cannabis legalisation

Greens MP Michael Berkman responded to Labor’s Friday afternoon announcement that they would not adopt the expert recommendation to legalise cannabis and MDMA

“It’s incredibly disappointing to see Labor buy into the LNP’s 1950s “war on drugs” rhetoric. 

“The war on drugs is over, and drugs won. 

“Locking people up for recreational drug use does not make them any safer, and does not reduce crime. 

“Locking people up for possession of cannabis and MDMA is pouring money down the toilet. 

“Instead of helping people, prohibition makes it harder for them to get support, and means more people die from drug misuse. 

“I’m calling for a common sense approach to drugs, including legal cannabis, pill testing, and safe injecting centres.”

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