Here we go again with a debate around drugs and their possession and whether we should follow many states around the western world in treating the use of drugs as a health issue or a crime.

Now that we know so much more about drugs, their effects, both long and short term, I would like to think we might make more rational decisions.

If we start by recognising that more people are hurt and killed by misuse of alcohol than any other drug, but the possession of alcohol is not a crime unless in a liquor-ban area or an open

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