Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ice plan

The Federal Government has announced a $150 million plan to tackle the ice/amphetamine problem. About $60 million will be spent strengthening law inforcement abilities to tackle the supply-side and $80 million to treat the 73,000 nitwits who habitually take these destructive drugs.

Australian use of amphetamines is large relative to other countries but has been large for quite a while - its growing very slowly.

The Tough on Drugs policy is working although slowly. Use of serious drugs like heroin has diminished since 2000 and school kids are increasingly finding the idea of cannabis (and the duh, 'its cool' culture) unattractive. Good.

Thanks Lee

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