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Our absurd drug laws play right into criminals' hands

All in all, another triumphant few days for our drugs policies: three young women jailed, five children left motherless, a young man dead, and another in a coma. And we can only speculate as to how many other women slipped over the precipice during that same period, from being casual drugs-users to being addicts, and are now on the road to prostitution.

I do not know which is more perplexing: this insistence on trying to impose insane and unworkable drugs laws; or the almost total silence which shrouds the catastrophic consequences which result from them.

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