Online drugs marketplaces are far better than the current alternative.
Despite what certain newspapers and ‘current affairs’ shows would have you believe, the vast majority of drug users – even chronic drugs users – are happy, non-violent people who hold down regular jobs. They don’t take drugs because there’s something lacking in their lives. They take them because they enjoy them and because most recreational drugs don’t put the imbiber out of control like, say, alcohol. And are far less likely to kill users than, say, tobacco.
The so-called ‘war on drugs’ has been a complete failure. This is the opinion of pretty much all the people who ought to know – drug researchers, health professionals, former premiers, a former national police chief and former Defence Department chief Paul Barratt. It seems the only people who don’t think so are politicians who need to appear ‘tough on crime’ to procure the votes of shock jock listeners who believe that all drug users are junkies ready to steal their wallet for their next fix. Oh, and criminals. Criminals don’t want prohibition lifted.