Sky News: Sharri Markson – NSW Cabinet proposal to soften drug laws is ‘dangerous’

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Sky News host Sharri Markson says the New South Wales government Cabinet proposal to soften drug laws is “extremely dangerous” and “encourages drug use” which would further encourage drug spiral and addiction.

This week details were leaked of an NSW government Cabinet proposal to soften drug laws, letting young people off with just a warning if they’re caught with any illicit drug – even ice or heroin. Only on the third time they were caught by police would they get a criminal conviction.

“Letting young people off with just a warning if they’re caught with some of the most dangerous illicit drugs around – from ice to heroin to ecstasy – sends a very dangerous message,” Ms Markson said.

“It tells young kids, teenagers, that it’s fine to experiment. It sends the signal that it’s okay, that this isn’t a serious issue. “It encourages drug-use.

This encourages the drug spiral and addiction.”

Ms Markson discussed the proposed legislation with anti-drugs campaigner Tony Wood, whose school-aged daughter died in 1995 after taking an ecstasy tablet at a rave party.

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