If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, Australia’s war on drugs is madness in its purest form.
“Just say no” has been an abject failure. The law enforcement approach has not deterred users, nor has it made communities safer. It has only put lives at risk.
Last month, 25 people were taken to hospital after overdosing on the synthetic drug GHB at a music festival in Melbourne.