Prohibitionists like to say that illegal drugs are banned because they’re dangerous. That’s just a cover-up for the real, racist roots of prohibition.
U.S. President Nixon announced a ‘War on Drugs’ in 1971 – and it still impacts the way people who use drugs are treated worldwide.
The Queensland Productivity Commission has recently called for the legalisation of MDMA for recreational use in Australia.
The criminalisation of people who use those drugs might seem like it’s been around forever but most Australian drug laws are relatively new.