120 Reasons: Kali's Reason

We treat people who use drugs as criminals purely for historical reasons. I think a democratic society needs a really good reason to treat someone as a criminal. The test should be, are they physically hurting others, or taking their rights away, by ingesting a drug? Yes, drug use can be dangerous, and drug use can sometimes hurt families and communities as well as the individual. But there are many dangerous things out there that you can do at your own risk, without being named a criminal. For example, sky diving, fishing off the rocks or even crossing the road.

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Andre

We should look to what works in the world and...

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Catherine

The war on drugs is government sanctioned bigotry against a...

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Tusilima

I was convicted for the cultivation of three female plants...

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Ricardo

The war on drugs is the war on the poor....

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Ken

I believe we should legalize marijuana because of two reasons....

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Diana

I have worked as an alcohol and other drug counsellor...

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Caroline

  My daughter was addicted to P for 2 years....

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Madison

  I live in a small rural community on the...

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John

  In 1968 I was 18 when convicted of cultivation...

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Aimee

I have seen the damaging effects of pushing drug users...

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Ian

  We scattered Chris's ashes last week, after a small...

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Anna

  It’s simple really – punishing people for drug use...

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Natalie

  When I was young I experimented with drugs, as...

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Jim

I spent 10 years as a prison consultant. There is...

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Paul

34 years on from a drug related conviction, I still...

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Matt

  The report of the 2018 Government Inquiry into Mental...

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Eugene

He take hauora tēnei ngāngara, arā te kiriwara, ehara he...

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Tracey

  It’s hard to get your head around the role...

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Jack

My reason for wanting to change our drug laws is...

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