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Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs.

A motion to be put at the party's annual conference next month is likely to be passed, officials said.
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The inquiry, the Liberal Democrats said, would look at reforms in Portugal which are said to have reduced problematic drug use through decriminalisation for personal use and investing in treatment centres.

The conference motion also calls for the inquiry to "examine heroin maintenance clinics in Switzerland and the Netherlands which have delivered great health benefits for addicts and considerable reductions in drug-related crime".
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The inquiry call follows a statement by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs which said: "People found to be in possession of drugs for any personal use and involved in no other criminal offences should not be processed through the criminal justice system, but diverted into drug education awareness courses, or possibly other more creative civil punishment."
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The proposed inquiry would look at:

• Whether possession for personal use should not be a criminal offence.

• Whether possession should still be prohibited but police could only summon individuals to appear before panels tasked with determining education, health or social interventions.

• Potential frameworks for a strictly regulated cannabis market and the potential impacts on organised crime and the health of the public, especially children.

The motion also proposes the widespread availability of heroin maintenance clinics for the most problematic and vulnerable heroin users.


Looks quite promising, and although I don't do any drugs I can see the benefits of decriminalisation.
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The Lib Dems are?

Forget it. They will change their mind next week.

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The whole war against drugs is bullshit anyway. I believe it's people who are the problem, not the substances. Addiction is a mental issue not a chemical one.

Also whats to say people have the right to ban nature-grown substances, that sounds like a pretty huge ego issue to me :P.
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The whole war against drugs is bullshit anyway. I believe it's people who are the problem, not the substances. Addiction is a mental issue not a chemical one.

Also whats to say people have the right to ban nature-grown substances, that sounds like a pretty huge ego issue to me :P.




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Doubt it'll happen but I can't help but feel happy. I've always liked the Lib Dems for their social policies (well, more than the other two parties >.>
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meh, Gideon will pat Clegg on the head and tell him that if he's REALLY good (and by good he means dropping this enquiry), Dave might let him wear the Prime Minister's Special hat.
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The whole war against drugs is bullshit anyway. I believe it's people who are the problem, not the substances. Addiction is a mental issue not a chemical one.

Also whats to say people have the right to ban nature-grown substances, that sounds like a pretty huge ego issue to me :P.


Yeah, heroin addiction is all in the mind..
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The whole war against drugs is bullshit anyway. I believe it's people who are the problem, not the substances. Addiction is a mental issue not a chemical one.

Also whats to say people have the right to ban nature-grown substances, that sounds like a pretty huge ego issue to me :P.


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Yes. It's much better to work with something rather than against it.
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The whole war against drugs is bullshit anyway. I believe it's people who are the problem, not the substances. Addiction is a mental issue not a chemical one.

Also whats to say people have the right to ban nature-grown substances, that sounds like a pretty huge ego issue to me :P.


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meh, Gideon will pat Clegg on the head and tell him that if he's REALLY good (and by good he means dropping this enquiry), Dave might let him wear the Prime Minister's Special hat.
At least the issue could potentially be brought into public discourse, right?

Also, who else thinks Nick Clegg just wants drugs decriminalised so he can get high and forget how much of a colossal fuck he is.
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At least the issue could potentially be brought into public discourse, right?


The issue has been in the public discourse for years. Have you not noticed the plethora of marijuana documentaries on the likes of BBC3?

EDIT: nevermind, I assumed you were in the UK.

They at least make an attempt to appear impartial, but because it's the BBC they wouldn't go as far to say that the drug itself isn't a big deal. So they concentrate on the crime associated with it whilst glancing over the relatively harmless nature of the drug itself.

Also, who else thinks Nick Clegg just wants drugs decriminalised so he can get high forget how much of a colossal fuck he is.

meh, let him ride in a fire engine for 10 minutes and he'll be back to his happy self.
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I don't know much about this Nick Clegg guy other than all the Brits on this site have fiery, passionate hate for him but lol at the photos.
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The issue has been in the public discourse for years. Have you not noticed the plethora of marijuana documentaries on the likes of BBC3?

EDIT: nevermind, I assumed you were in the UK.

They at least make an attempt to appear impartial, but because it's the BBC they wouldn't go as far to say that the drug itself isn't a big deal. So they concentrate on the crime associated with it whilst glancing over the relatively harmless nature of the drug itself.
No worries, I'm a brit living in France, but I'm planning on moving back in a year or so. Didn't Bob Ainsworth spurt out something like this the second labour lost power? And Brighton recently did something to do with heroin clinics...

While my faith in the Lib Dems is further in the red than our economy (#ooooh, biting satire), this reeks of social progress to me.
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No worries, I'm a brit living in France, but I'm planning on moving back in a year or so. Didn't Bob Ainsworth spurt out something like this the second labour lost power? And Brighton recently did something to do with heroin clinics...

While my faith in the Lib Dems is further in the red than our economy (#ooooh, biting satire), this reeks of social progress to me.

A lot of people said it before Labour lost power. Problem was they were scientists rather than elected politicians, and as such they could be sacked and ignored with no recourse.

Then the Tories got rid of the need to have impartial scientists on the Drug Advisory Board.

And the Brighton MP did say something about how they were going to essentially decriminalise drugs as a trial, but I don't know how likely that is to go ahead.

It IS progress IF it works, but we've had the discussion so many times before that I can't see this being any different.

Remember when Cannabis was reclassified as a Class C drug? That was a (small) step forward, but within months it was put back to class B because...

actually I can't fathom a decent reason why.
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Yeah, heroin addiction is all in the mind..

An extremely large amount of it is. The physical addiction is a comparatively small problem, if it were as simple as getting rid of that then drug rehab would be super easy. Generally the really serious problems are the underlying ones that led to the person becoming a heroin addict in the first place.
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