On 31 July 2017 CLC Tas launched a major report on drug law reform. The report entitled The Case for a Health Focused Response to Drug Use in Tasmania’s Legal System calls for all drug use to be treated as a health rather than a criminal justice issue. The report includes a cost benefit analysis from Dr Paul Blacklow, an economist at the University of Tasmania who found that if the Portuguese model is any guide, a health focused approach to illicit drug use is likely to save tens of millions of dollars annually.
Michael Hill, the former Chief Magistrate and Dr Alex Wodak AM the President of Australians for Drug Law Reform launched the report.
A copy of the report is available here in pdf