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Russell Brand on Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Man Was a Drug Addict and His Death Inevitable | E! Online

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"If drugs are illegal people who use drugs are criminals. We have set our moral compass on this erroneous premise, and we have strayed so far off course that the landscape we now inhabit provides us with no solutions and greatly increases the problem."

Calling drug use a "regrettably unavoidable problem," he continues. "Countries like Portugal and Switzerland that have introduced progressive and tolerant drug laws have seen crime plummet and drug-related deaths significantly reduced. We know this.

Much as I don't like to agree with Russell Brand, he makes some excellent points.

Our current approach to drugs is not working. We should learn from Portugal and Switzerland.

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