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Why These Former Law Enforcement Officers Say End The War On Drugs

1st March 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:30

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?

To find out more, visit www.ukleap.org and www.leap.cc

£5 to cover costs with the rest going to charity


1st March 2016
19:30 - 21:30


Pizza Express
32 Earl Street
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PF United Kingdom