30 Apr '16, 9pm

‘Drug situation is under control. Why should we legalise drugs?’: K. Shanmugam https://t.co/RwoSxcMgIl

They (some countries) are seeing if a new norm can be established in the world, where countries will move towards legalisation. Our approach is to say each country should be free to choose the model that works for them. If you want to legalise, that shouldn't be forced on me. MR SHANMUGAM, on some countries legalising drug use. This is hogwash because this is the industry trying to present an acceptable reason for using cannabis... Look, if it's needed for medicinal purposes, let the medical bodies decide. We don't need human rights advocates advocating the use of cannabis." On the growing acceptance of cannabis use in some countries. You move him away from his contacts. You move him away from using drugs through a regime of supervision. You try and give him hope for his life through rehabilitation and economic opportunities. You try and work with his family to make sure t...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/drug-situation-is-u...

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