People Before Profit recognise that the issue of drugs as a social problem or as a recreational pastime is one of the most complex and troubling issues we face today. We believe that the state’s approach to the drug market via policing and teaching abstention in schools has often caused more harm than good.
People Before Profit are cautious of what a change in drug policy might mean for poorer communities and the profit-driven drugs market as a whole. Criminalising drug users, however, is a failed policy approach. We do not favour repeating the mistakes of the past in promoting the use of tobacco or alcohol by allowing large corporations to market drugs in order to benefit their profit margin. Drug Policy like all public policy should put People Before Profit.
Read People Before Profit Drug Policy here: