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Health Experts in Australia Reject Greens’ Drug Plans

by Madhumathi Palaniappan on November 28, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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Health Experts in Australia Reject Greens’ Drug Plans

Illicit drugs can harm the country, Australian Medical Association reject Greens' drug plans.

Dr. Michael Gannon, President of the Australian Medical Association has recently welcomed treatment and rehabilitation options for illicit drugs instead of policing and justice system.


Greens' officially push decriminalization of number of illicit and illegal drugs. Richard Di Natale, leader of the party was criticized after his approval to legalize illicit drugs.

The policy stated individual use of the illegal drugs to be decriminalized. In the sense, it must not fall under the criminal network.

Health ministers also slammed the proposal as this would continue to put more money in the drug dealers pocket and affect the health of so many people who are addicted to drugs.

Sussan Ley, Health minister, New South Wales said, "The Australian government will never legalise a drug that destroys brain function, mental wellbeing, general health, employment, relationships, lives and families."

"The Coalition government is against all forms of illegal drugs, and is particularly concerned about the impact ice (methamphetamines) is having across Australia, especially in regional areas." she added.

Dr. Gannon welcomes new approaches to treat addiction and said that we must be careful while taking decisions on illegal drugs as it could cause a lot of harm.

Source: Medindia


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