Annie Machon, Neill Franklin, Neil Woods, Diane Goldstien

Tuesday, March 1 2016 at 7:30PM

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Annie Machon, Neill Franklin, Neil Woods, Diane Goldstien

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If law enforcement said we need to legalise all drugs, would you ask them why? 
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) are a global and domestic organisation of police, intelligence personnel, judges, undercover drug detectives and military who have all seen the failures of current drug policy from their up-close and personal perspective. 
The global illicit drug trade is worth around $320billion a year, with enforcement costs around $100billion… are our children really protected, are we a healthier society for the criminalisation of drug users, does the war on drugs work or does it simply serve to make drugs a more lucrative trade at the cost of communities? 
When those on the front-line say we should reform drug laws then it’s time we looked at the alternatives. Maidstone Skeptics in the Pub exclusively host: 
- Neill Franklin, LEAP’s global Executive Director and a 34 year veteran in the U.S police force retiring as a Major. 
- Annie Machon, a former MI5 Officer turned international commentator with specialist interest in counter-terrorism and security. 
- Neil Woods was an undercover drugs detective for over a decade in his 26 years in the police. 
- Diane Goldstein retired as a Lieutenant Commander and has over 20 years of experience in the U.S police service. 
Come along and join the frank debate on how we should best form a drug policy: Should drugs be based on morals or evidence? 
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