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"I congratulate Transform on this admirable report. I just hope that, this
time, the authorities will listen to the voice of reason. All too often
clear evidence that present policies simply are not working, and will not
work, has been ignored, with the result that a preventable situation is
being perpetuated. I particularly like the clear and sensible pathway for
the way ahead to which, also, I hope that due attention will be paid".
“First Class. Everyone knows that prohibition has failed, and this report sets out, for the first time, how we can replace it. ”
"Transform's report is of enormous significance. A thunderous clarion call that will set the walls of prohibition
"Transform are to be congratulated on this excellent and groundbreaking report"
“The publication of this report will come to be seen as pivotal in replacing prohibition with a more pragmatic and humane policy on drugs.”
“Drug laws have caused a crisis in the world's prisons, pushing up prison numbers to unsustainable levels. This report suggests a path which would reduce that pressure, reduce the damage to human beings and return prisons to their proper protective role“
"I was a senior police office for over 20 years, and often asked for my
view on the legalisation of drugs. Intuitively I knew that prohibition
wasn't working - the experience of the USA seemed to be repeating itself
over here. But I didn't have all the facts at my finger tips, and trying
to explain this in a short answer was well-nigh impossible. Now Transform
has produced a report which is a blinding statement of the obvious, with
all the evidence to support it. As an economist I have always thought it
ludicrous that governments which talk about espousing the strengths of the
market should allow criminals to make so much money when the remedy was so
easy. Now we have a chance to make this country safer for all,
particularly our children and grandchildren, by removing the motive for
drug dealers to get them hooked. I just hope that those in positions of
responsibility, whether elected or otherwise, will have the courage to
“Transform's remarkable report may be the best, most approachable case I've seen to lay out all the reasons for and steps toward outright legalization of all drugs. (Legalization being defined as "regulation and control".) It also launches a dizzying attack on prohibition and prohibitionists, drug-war politicos, and the status quo. Congratulations to Transform on a truly amazing report. It's nothing short of a shot across the bow of prohibition"
'Controlling Psychoactive Substances; the Current System and Alternative Models'. Kings County Bar Association (USA) Drugs Policy Project Report.