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POLICE Chiefs are proposing the effective de-criminalisation of heroin, with plans to supply it free to eliminate dealers and associated crime.

Sir David Phillips, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, will unveil proposals next month for the most radical change to drugs policy so far. He will call for heroin to be prescribed to anyone who wants it in an attempt to destroy the illegal trade and the £1 billion cost of crime committed by addicts
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Marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. No one has ever died from an overdose, and it has a wide variety of therapeutic applications:

Relief from nausea and increase of appetite;

Reduction of intraocular ("within the eye") pressure;

Reduction of muscle spasms;

Relief from chronic pain.
Marijuana is frequently beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions:

AIDS. Marijuana can reduce the nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite caused by the ailment itself and by various AIDS medications.

Glaucoma. Marijuana can reduce intraocular pressure, thereby alleviating the pain and slowing -- and sometimes stopping -- the progress of the condition. (Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It damages vision by increasing eye pressure over time.)

Cancer. Marijuana can stimulate the appetite and alleviate nausea and vomiting, which are common side effects of chemotherapy treatment.

Multiple Sclerosis. Marijuana can limit the muscle pain and spasticity caused by the disease, as well as relieving tremor and unsteadiness of gait. (Multiple sclerosis is the leading cause of neurological disability among young and middle-aged adults in the United States.)

Epilepsy. Marijuana can prevent epileptic seizures in some patients.

Chronic Pain. Marijuana can alleviate the chronic, often debilitating pain caused by myriad disorders and injuries.
Each of these applications has been deemed legitimate by at least one court, legislature, and/or government agency in the United States.
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Senate OKs Drug Policy Choice
The Associated Press; December 5, 2001

WASHINGTON--The Senate on Wednesday confirmed John Walters to lead President Bush's national drug policy, overcoming some senior Democrats' misgivings.

Walters served as acting White House drug policy director in 1993 but quit when President Clinton announced a reorientation of anti-narcotics policy that de-emphasized law enforcement and interdiction.

He attacked the Clinton administration's anti-narcotics advertising campaigns and advocated severe prison sentences for marijuana smugglers and repeat offenders.

The Senate approved his nomination on a voice vote. Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the appointment 14-5 over the opposition of Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont and former chairmen Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Joseph Biden of Delaware, all Democrats.
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SHOULD CERTAIN DRUGS BE ALLOWED LEGAL?
Comments welcomed.
more links...
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Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2001
The Need to Change State and Federal Law
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I would like your opinion and debate on the subject.
{I am neither an advocate for or against the legalization of Marijuana, however I am against leagalization of Heroin.}
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