About Drug Truth Australia and the hope for a better world...
Drug Truth Australia exists to provide the truth about psychoactive substances (both 'licit' and 'illicit') and the laws that apply to their possession, use and supply. We live in the shadow of a phenomenon referred to as the 'War on Drugs'. Actually, the 'War on Drugs' is anything but a mechanism to limit the use and supply of substances other than alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
It is in terms of public policy, an obscene ongoing deception of mammoth proportions. The users of drugs other than alcohol, tobacco and caffeine are subject to criminal sanctions apparently on the basis that their drug use has a negative effect on their health and welfare.
Alcohol: the most popular depressant drug
However, this justification is obviously not genuine in nature. The majority of people in society engage in exactly the same behaviour (use of a drug of choice), and can use alcohol, tobacco and caffeine without being subject to criminal sanctions.
Futhermore, alcohol and tobacco are the two most dangerous drugs in existence. It is obvious therefore, that the policy dictating this inequitable treatment has different motives to those which are publicly stated.
In the public domain, the truth regarding drugs other than alcohol, tobacco and caffeine and the laws governing them is virtually non-existent. Worthwhile discussion and debate on the subject of 'drug policy' is uncommon, as most people are uncritically accepting of the false notion that current policy exists to protect the health and welfare of people.
Decades of propaganda has been overwhelmingly successful in instilling false beliefs and perceptions. Hence this website. This site assists people to have a genuine understanding of the subject by providing them with the truth.
If anyone believes that the current situation is justified, please consider the following hypothetical scenario. A person in their own home after a day at work, decides to ingest some ethanol (drinking alcohol, the same substance that can fuel a car) as they enjoy the euphoria and sedation that it induces. Their use of the drug is at a level that does not cause any serious problem in their lives. One night, police arrive and forcibly detain the person.
'Day 53 - Early morning drugs raid in Dudley' by West Midlands Police
They are held overnight and enter the criminal justice system as a 'drug offender'. They are eventually convicted of possession and use of a 'drug of dependence' and sentenced to six months prison. The person's partner and children are left to fend for themselves after losing their main income provider.
After leaving prison, the person is unable to secure employment because of their 'criminal' record. The person eventually resorts to manufacturing and selling alcohol in order to obtain an income. A year later the person is shot dead during a police raid after being suspected of being an 'alcohol dealer'.
Obviously, this treatment is not suggested by anyone as being necessary or acceptable in regards to the users and suppliers of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. It contravenes basic human rights and would not be deemed acceptable under any circumstances by the users or suppliers of these three drugs. However, the structure in law that allows this treatment applies world-wide to people who happen to use a psychoactive substance (drug) other than alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
The scenario outlined above, regardless of the drug involved, is obviously abhorrent and is clearly an act of oppression. It is not what any society that pretends to call itself 'civilised' should allow to happen. But it is happening and has been happening with considerable vigour for many decades.
So, there is a lot to talk about. Drug Truth Australia can help by providing the truth.
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