MINISTERS REJECT ANOTHER ACMD SOFTENING ON DRUGS
It was not surprising that the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended this week that ecstasy should be lowered from a class A to B drug – but the speedy response of ministers in rejecting that recommendation was not so expected. Addiction Today applauds their wisdom.
A second proposal to give out kits enabling users to test tablets in advance for purity and strength of the illegal psychoactive drug was also thrown out by the Home Office.
So now the ACMD is devoting its efforts – and taxpayer money to the tune of about £200,000 a year in expenses – to getting LSD downgraded.
"LSD is very dangerous and unpredictable. We are talking about children's lives and futures," warned Mary Brett of Europe Against Drugs.
The Home Office also made it plain that it was opposed to downgrading LSD. So who benefits from the ACMD spending our taxes on the exercise?
Details are here.
Peter Hitchens gives his personal comments here.