Anton Rupert was a drug dealer who sold very dangerous drugs - Dr Keith Scott

The best model is alcohol. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs. It’s as dangerous as heroin, if not more so. Yet, the production is being controlled….

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

One of South Africa’s top business tycoons ever was a drug dealer. It was Anton Rupert! He dealt in alcohol and tobacco… A very clever businessman; after selling very dangerous drugs to the population he decided to set up a private hospital group!

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

The number of people who agree with us, but they don’t stand up in public… Nobody is going to sort out the drug problem until we legalise…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said in February that South Africa must look towards commercialising dagga and regulating it for export as it could become a considerable source of revenue for the country.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Keith Scott, the co-founder of the South African Drug Policy Initiative.

Scott spoke about why (from economic and other perspectives) our drug laws need drastic reforms.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

Things like magic mushrooms, LSD, Ecstasy…. People are very unlikely to get addicted to them…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

Most of us are non-problematic drug takers…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

The poor suffer more than anybody else [under current drug laws]…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

Dagga was so widely available anyway… Just ask the kid on the corner…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

Counterfeit drugs are very dangerous… and the trade itself is bad for the economy…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

Switzerland gives free, pure heroin to addicts…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

Harmless drug users are arrested… children lose their parents…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

About 12% of all babies born in the Western Cape suffer foetal alcohol syndrome…

Dr Keith Scott, co-founder - South African Drug Policy Initiative

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