Yesterday, the UK Parliament approved the Psychoactive Drugs Bill which will become law in April. New Scientist pulls no punches in an uncharacteristically direct article and tells it like it is:
It’s official – the UK ban on legal highs that will begin in April is going to be one of the stupidest, most dangerous and unscientific pieces of drugs legislation ever conceived.
Watching MPs debate the Psychoactive Substances Bill yesterday, it was clear most of them hadn’t a clue. They misunderstood medical evidence, mispronounced drug names, and generally floundered as they debated the choices and lifestyles of people who are in most cases decades younger than themselves.
It would have been funny except the decisions made will harm people’s lives and liberty.
Parliament has just demonstrated you can invent nonsensical bullshit in place of science and get it passed as law as long as you claim it’s to ‘protect people’ from drugs.
Quite frankly, it’s an embarrassment.
Link to New Sci piece on “one of the worst laws ever passed”.
One thought on “World’s stupidest drugs laws enacted by Britain”
While other countries are relaxing drug laws we (the UK) are banning everything and acting like we’re still in the ’80s. Problem drug users will suffer, and criminal gangs will profit.