IS LEGALISING A DRUG LIKE ECSTASY A STEP TOO FAR?
NOFFS AND WODAK DISCUSS HOW IT COULD HELPAll Media Room
A Guardian opinion piece examines the possibility of the drug ecstasy (MDMA) becoming legal to use recreationally in parts of Australia.
In 2019, the ACT chief minister, Andrew Barr, said that he would consider reforming drug laws beyond just cannabis to include MDMA. He said, ‘this is evolutionary not revolutionary.’
Matt Noffs and Dr Alex Wodak discuss how this could be achieved including having a number of doctors prescribing pharmaceutical-grade MDMA that would then be sourced through a pharmacy.
When asked why the time for drug law reform had come, Wodak’s blunt response was, ‘Because drug prohibition has failed.’
He added, ‘Drug reform makes a material difference to young people – it’s about their future health and safety. I’m glad we haven’t given up yet.’
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