It’s time to boycott cocaine.
No, NOT because it’s illegal
No, NOT because it’s addictive or dangerous
No, NOT because it’s harmful to those who use it.
But because the prohibition of cocaine means that its supply and distribution is carried out by criminal gangs that have caused death and destruction – particularly in Mexico, Colombia and other parts of Central and South America.
People must make change through social action - through their choices as consumers.
Every gram of cocaine bought brings more death and destruction to the people of Mexico.
Morally we must boycott cocaine just as you’d boycott meat from any farmer that killed their livestock in a horribly gruesome way, or any company that refused to pay wages.
The solution to this problem is through abstinence as individuals until Governments deal with this problem properly by regulation - taking supply of such drugs out of the hands of criminal gangs and into the hands of Governments, where at least the production of the drug is without blood on its hands – and that is more important than some general deterrence.
Drugs can be harmful – but they are far more harmful under prohibition.