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The failed war on drugs (part 2)

Let’s Talk About the $10b Elephant in the Room In Australia, discussing drugs, and our laws to deal with them remains largely taboo. This is in stark contrast to the U.S, where legalising, taxing and regulating marijuana has become mainstream Democratic politics, even to the point where many U.S political commentators view favouring ‘pot legalisation’ […]

The failed war on drugs (part 1)

Preamble. This is the first in a series of articles to be posted here on the ‘War on Drugs’, focusing mainly on the Australian and U.S contexts. I hope to make several points throughout this series of articles critiquing the global drug war, particularly when it comes to the politics of these policy areas. Firstly, […]