Tuesday, October 6, 2009

LEAP down under

I was up most of the night writing an article about marijuana policy. The publisher gave me a deadline of October 5th, and for some reason I got writer's block until, you guessed it, October 5th. Anyway, more about the article later.

With the LEAP Australia tour underway, I thought it might be a good time to introduce our new Australian speaker:
John McGeary is a retired Senior Constable who believes regulation and control, through legalization, will be a better way of dealing with drug issues than drug prohibition. There are, according to John, six primary reasons why we need change and his long career of lecturing enables him to explain them clearly. He believes less harm would accrue in a regulated marketplace while extensive publicity and education on the negative effects of drugs, as is currently done with tobacco, would make drug use less attractive for disaffected young people. Of all the drugs, he sees alcohol as the most problematic.

Also, there are a bunch of Australian events scheduled over the next three weeks. You can check them out on the LEAP calendar!

1 comment:

  1. Considering the terrific pressure active-duty officers are under to remain silent on this issue, it's fortunate that so many retired officers are willing to step up to the plate. Good on Mr. McGeary!


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