M406 – Full Drug Decriminalisation Motion 2016 (Second Reading)

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M406 – Full Drug Decriminalisation Motion 2016 (Second Reading), TSR Liberal Party

This house believes each individual should be responsible for their own actions. Furthermore, this house trusts individuals to act in their own self interest. However, this house understands that individuals sometimes make choices that are perceived to be against that individuals own self interest.

This house supports the right of an individual to do as they please as long as they are within the law and do not harm another individual.

This house notes the successes of Portugal including a reduction in the spread of HIV and AIDS, a decline in drug use for those aged between 15 and 24, the age-group most at risk of initiating drug use and a huge decrease in death due to drugs use.

This house also notes the success of drug consumption rooms in countries including Switzerland, Germany and Spain.

Therefore, this house calls upon Her Majesty's Government to decriminalise all drugs currently made illegal under the Misuse of Drugs act, but only if an individual possesses a drug for personal use. This house also calls on the Government to fund and create drug consumption rooms to ensure those consuming drugs do so without the risk of spreading HIV and remove the chance of suffering from an overdose.


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This is a short motion just to see how much of the house supports Full Drug Decriminalisation. I'm happy to write the bill myself if this passes, but I wanted to measure support first.

Source for Portugal Statistics - http://www.tdpf.org.uk/blog/drug-dec...ecord-straight
Source for Drug Consumption Rooms - http://www.russellwebster.com/do-dru...on-rooms-work/


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Fez has either submitted the wrong one or I've messed up. 1 sec

Edit: Fez has cut off the Changes part xD


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Fez has either submitted the wrong one or I've messed up. 1 sec

Edit: Fez has cut off the Changes part xD


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Sorted. :yy:
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I am, have always been for decriminalising drugs, so obviously it's an Aye from me!
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No need to say that encouraging people to shoot heroin into their eyeball is not going to have my support
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No need to say that encouraging people to shoot heroin into their eyeball is not going to have my support
This doesn't encourage it at all. If people want to shoot heroin into their eyeball, they are going to do it anyway. This at least allows them to seek help and to make sure they are as safe as one can be when injecting heroin.
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I support decriminalisation but not spending money on drug consumption rooms
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I support decriminalisation but not spending money on drug consumption rooms
Even with evidence that they decrease drug-overdose related deaths?
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This doesn't encourage it at all. If people want to shoot heroin into their eyeball, they are going to do it anyway. This at least allows them to seek help and to make sure they are as safe as one can be when injecting heroin.
Tell me when you're more likely to do something, when there is a deterrent there, even if ours are ****, or when you're told "go ahead, we won't do anything about you trying to kill yourself"? A parasite is better dead.
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Even with evidence that they decrease drug-overdose related deaths?
He's a libertarian, ethics starts and ends with 'property' for him.

Point of order: is there a mechanism in the GD for a second reading of a motion?

Aye though.
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Aye, although if I may ask does this not contradict previous Government legislation?

And as before if a motion is just to judge support I'd prefer a bill, but I can see the wisdom in a motion on this.
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Didn't the liberals recently re-criminalise psychedelics? Make your bloody minds up

But aye
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Tell me when you're more likely to do something, when there is a deterrent there, even if ours are ****, or when you're told "go ahead, we won't do anything about you trying to kill yourself"? A parasite is better dead.
There are literally secondary school kids doing drugs for the thrill of it being illegal, and taking away that part and allowing safety would be better for humanity.

Aye.
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Aye. You should never punish those who possess the drug but those who supply. We should help people who possess drugs and not lock them behind bars.
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Aye. Do what you want as long as it doesn't harm those around you.
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Even with evidence that they decrease drug-overdose related deaths?
Broadly speaking yes but even so I'd like to see this "evidence"

(Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
He's a libertarian, ethics starts and ends with 'property' for him.

Point of order: is there a mechanism in the GD for a second reading of a motion?

Aye though.
I'm so glad someone with such a wealth of knowledge on libertarianism could speak for me
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Abstain. I must admit, I would like to see drug consumption rooms as a separate bill or motion as I agree with that concept. However, I'm still not convinced by the rest.
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Broadly speaking yes but even so I'd like to see this "evidence"


I'm so glad someone with such a wealth of knowledge on libertarianism could speak for me
Check the notes of the motion....

I'm not the kind of person that doesn't provide evidence




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