Asher Comes Under Fire For Drugs Remark

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Alfie star Jane Asher has come under fire from anti-drug campaigners for calling for the legalisation of all drugs to stamp out addiction.
The British actress, who once dated Sir Paul MCCartney, argued that authorities' "only hope" of ending the war on drugs would be to allow adults to freely use narcotics.
But bosses at Britain's National Drugs Prevention Alliance (NDPA) are furious over her remarks, branding them "irrational".
NDPA boss David Raynes says, "If we legalise drugs it will simply lead to more drugs, not less. What she is saying is irrational. She doesn't put forward a rational argument for legalisation. We should be stopping people using them."


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Pfft David Raynes' argument is idiotic. Here's a lesson for him:The only way you can deter people from consuming a drug is by taxing it, affixing health warnings to every pack and creating minimum age laws. You can't do any of those things if the drug is illegal. Public money should go towards creating incentives for people to quit, like it has with cigarettes, instead of locking them up in prisons where, let's face it, it ain't hard to score.
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Get rid of the drugs........make all drugs very difficult to obtain and then only by a reputable doctor...............Drugs are a nuissance when it is taken for just pleasure.........Drugs should not be taken by anyone, it's a killer...you can die from taking drugs..........it will kill you.......
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