Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley speaks at the launch of the party manifesto at the Observatory at London Wetland Centre, in London, Britain November 19, 2019 (Photo: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls)

The Green Party has pledged in its election manifesto to regulate access to stimulant and psychedelic drugs through pharmacies.

Published Tuesday, the manifesto says the party will “regulate access for adults to stimulant and psychedelic drugs based on the evidence around harm reduction through pharmacies, after a safety consultation with a qualified pharmacist, at fixed doses and fixed prices”.

The party promises to regulate the production, import and supply of all drugs according to the specific risks that they pose to individuals, society and environment by replacing the current system of prohibition.

“The taxes and licence fees that will apply to drugs under our proposed system will raise significant revenues,” the manifesto read.

The manifesto also pledges to make heroin available on prescription after a medical assessment by a doctor and provide safe facilities like drug consumption rooms for users.

The Green plan, which assures an end to the ‘war on drugs’, also includes:

  • The repeal of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
  • Enabling medical scientists to research psychoactive drugs to develop new treatments for mental and physical illnesses
  • Making cannabis labelled according to laboratory-tested strength, available to adults from licensed small businesses
  • Allowing licensed Cannabis Social Clubs and adults to grow a limited number of cannabis plants at home
  • Setting up an independent statutory body, the Advisory Council for Drug Safety

If you want to share your stories and/or experiences with us, please send an email to [email protected]