Should drugs be legalised if it means bigger government?
Recent figures show the libertarian claim that the ‘war on drugs is being lost’ is becoming less and less credible
Theresa May has shown a lack of courage and integrity by denying the British people the chance to have an open debate on drugs based on evidence
If, after Christmas, I glance in the mirror and the overhang of my stomach is a little larger, I will perhaps eat a little less. But I don’t need government to make that decision for me
Average cannabis use in the developed world is 5.8 percent of the population. The Netherlands is 5.24 percent. New Zealand is the biggest consumer with 22.3 percent, Australia is at 17.93 percent, the USA 12.3 percent and the UK 9 percent
If libertarianism is to be taken seriously, we have to stop trying to overstate the case
The legalisation of drugs would be a significant step towards a free society and the only way to win the so-called "War on Drugs"
No-one thinks this is an easy issue. Do we use that as an excuse not to confront it?
It is philosophically unstable to want both the legalisation of drugs in principle, but subject the resulting economy to heavy regulation. Either trust the people, or don’t
The public are owed a fair debate; ultimately it would be in the interests of both the state and society to reform our drug laws.
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