Anorak | From the annals of drug addled stupidity we present Melissa Kite

From the annals of drug addled stupidity we present Melissa Kite

by | 17th, September 2013

melissa kite MELISSA Kite has managed to pen one of the most ridiculous columns ever about drug legalisation. Worse even that Peter Hitchen’s usual efforts where at least he is open about the idea that he wants them to be illegal because he’s a moralist who doesn’t think that people should be allowed to enjoy themselves.

One part of the stupidity is here :

I even listen sympathetically to what the “give-a-spliff-a-chance” brigade say about not criminalising “recreational” users who are, apparently, perfectly normal, functioning citizens who should not be labelled criminals.

What I don’t understand at all is what decriminalisation of drugs will do for addicts. I mean not only active addicts who are locked in compulsive drug use, but also those millions of potential addicts, most of them children, who have not yet picked up their first drug and could go either way.

Well, given that the problem with addiction isn’t addiction, but the shite that you end up buying off crooks and the legal problems you get from the shite being illegal, legalisation would seem to solve all of those problems pretty neatly actually. People survive, keep down responsible jobs, thrive even, on heroin. For decades in fact, as long as they’re getting the good pharmaceutical stuff, not the shite from the street cut with laxatives and baby milk powder.

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