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Australia could be the first country to legalise…[MDMA]

…to see pharmaceutical-grade MDMA in a safe dose starting off being distributed through pharmacies… would want to see the pharmacies requiring proof of age of the person who wants to purchase the MDMA. Drug prohibition has failed. We’ve now got scores of former prime ministers, former presidents, and even serving prime ministers and presidents recognising the need for drug law reform. And it’s starting to happen.

Earlier in the year I thought you might be pushing the “regulating MDMA” idea a bit too far, but it looks like I was simply lacking the courage… this isn’t an easy subject. People need time to think about it. Despite the breakthroughs, the politics of this is still fiercely difficult. But, on the other hand, let’s remember what’s important about this: it’s human life, the sacredness of human life and also the difficulty that young people have in the world today. Drug reform makes a material difference to young people – it’s about their future health and safety. I’m happy we haven’t given up yet.

Original Article (The Guardian):
Australia could be the first country to legalise ecstasy: are we going too far?
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