The Globe and Mail speaks out again against the War on Drugs

The Globe and Mail followed up yesterday’s stellar editorial slamming the War on Drugs with two editorials today’s edition (April 27, 2012). In this double whammy, the Globe is challenging governments - especially Steven Harper’s - to behave with intelligence and humanity to bring an end to this international folly. On its own, the Globe cannot bring this change about. We, as a knowledgeable and concerned citizenry, have a role to play, which we must define and activate.


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Salina420
May 7, 2012 - 2:58pm

Why doesn't the government stop wasting all their money on locking up addicts and drug users, so they can use it instead for building more Harm Reduction sites!! We have the Portland Hotel in Eastside Vancouver that works perfectly. The government needs to stop focusing on increasing offences for drug abuse and start focusing on what we can't stop. Drug addiction. People do drugs, no matter what the consequences, so why don't we make sure they do it safetly and provide safe environments with safe paraphenelia. This environment will have no judgement or criticism. Everyone is equal. Even addicts. If they choose to get better, they should have a place to go where they will be provided with medical/personal care and comfort.
Maureen Goodin
May 7, 2013 - 7:38am

On its own, the Globe cannot bring this change about. We, as a knowledgeable and concerned citizenry, have a role to play, which we must define and activate.