Drugs can be dangerous: But does banning them cause more harm than good?
I am writing to you to invite you to a charity event, hosted by the campaign Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control, in Oxford at St. Barnabas Church, Hart St, Oxford (OX2 6BN) on the 5th July from 18:30-20:30.
This event will highlight the damage that drug laws have inflicted on families across the UK. You may already know of Anne-Marie Cockburn, an Oxford-based author and campaigner, whose 15-year-old daughter, Martha, died of an ecstasy overdose. It is Anne-Marie’s belief that deaths of other young people like Martha’s can be avoided if drug policy is reformed – that could be 50 families a week saved from tragedy.
We invite you to hear directly from affected families and former police officers about why they are now campaigning for a new approach to the UK’s drug problem – one that treats drugs as a health problem and not a criminal one, by taking the trade out of the hands of street dealers and violent gangs. And brings it under the control of the government through strict legal regulation.
Please come along and join in this important discussion about how we can make a more effective drug policy that puts our children’s safety first.
Please see the attached flyer for further information.Anyone’s Child – Families for Safer Drug