The great debate that no one's talking about

About 7 million Australians take recreational drugs but no one will talk about it openly
David Marr
The Brisbane Times (Australia)
Saturday, December 3, 2011

Scientists, lawyers, police, social workers, doctors and directors of public prosecution are pleading for change but no political party will touch the issue in Australia. Public debate on the subject remains as primitive as ever. After all these years we are still dealing with the basics – over and over again. That's no accident. It's what moral panic driven by some media does.