Green mad­ness

The Australian - - COMMENTARY -

The Greens’ reck­less pro­posal to le­galise cannabis for recre­ational use would have a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on our so­cial fab­ric. Cannabis use causes psy­chosis, and in­creased use in the com­mu­nity would mean more drug­fu­elled crime, and place pedes­tri­ans, cy­clists and mo­torists at risk of be­ing killed or in­jured. It would also in­crease the num­ber of men­tally ill, and thus lead to more dis­abil­ity pen­sion­ers. Le­gal­is­ing drug use is typ­i­cal lib­er­tar­ian ide­ol­ogy with no re­gard for the greater good. Colin Dou­glas, St Kilda, Vic­to­ria

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