Thursday 24 May 2018
The pill testing trial at the Groovin’ the Moo music festival in Canberra demonstrated that there are ways to keep people who use drugs safer.
Eighty five substances were tested with two highly toxic chemicals found, and five people binned their drugs in the tent with another 10 to 20 percent reporting that they were considering binning theirs.
The ‘war on drugs’ has left otherwise law abiding citizens with convictions, stigmatised drug users, discouraged problem users from getting help and supported organised crime, all while failing to decrease the demand for mind altering substances. We need to adopt evidence-based policies that keep people safe and I have given notice of a motion to discuss the success of the pill testing trial in the Legislative Assembly: HERE