The Guardian

: Lord Birt, the prime minister’s “blue skies” strategy adviser, privately recommended the more widespread use of free heroin prescribing to undercut the 4bn a year illegal drug market and stop the 260,000 heroin users in Britain having to commit crimes to buy their supplies.

The former BBC director general recommended that this liberal measure should be wrapped in a far more “coercive” approach to drugs, with heroin use made a criminal offence on a par with heroin possession and “high harm” heroin and crack users “captured and gripped” in a compulsory treatment regime.

Truthdig says: Hey, at least it’s more progressive than N.Y. state’s draconian and racist Rockefeller Laws.

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