CLLR JON ORRELL delivered a thought provoking WAR ON DRUGS presentation at the Park Community Centre

CLLR JON ORRELL delivered a thought provoking WAR ON DRUGS presentation at the Park Community Centre on the 16th October. The meeting was attended by 50 residents. He discussed how criminalization and prohibition was assumed to be the answer but this has not worked. Europe, America and Canada are advanced in legalizing drugs and research in these countries have shown that legalizing Cannabis reduces the use of hard drugs. A lively discussion followed which included how to make our town safer and cleaner for all and it was agreed to trust the police by reporting all drug dealing and needle sightings. Discussion on starting up a Lobby group was considered. Updates on this issue will be by poster at the Centre or Newsletter.