Expert commission calls for total overhaul of UK drugs legislation
A survey of UK drug experts says alcohol and cigarettes cause more harm than many illegal drugs. All drugs were marked on the physical harm they caused to the individual user, their tendency to cause dependence and their social harm, including their effect on families, communities and society such as crime and Health costs. Each was given an overall harm score by two separate groups of experts which yielded roughly similar results.
“A two-year survey of drug use reached the damning conclusion that the current legislation is “not fit for purpose”, failing to recognize that alcohol and tobacco can cause more harm than “demonized” substances such as cannabis and ecstasy…”