Legal age to drink? Is this madness?

Thursday 26th August 2010 www.ian-young.com Last night I met a guy who got sober aged 21 (he is almost 10 years sober now). This being Southern California (I was in Laguna Beach)  where the legal age to drink is 21, meant he did very little drinking that was ever legal. This just goes to support what I was sharing about …

Legal Highs to be tested for a year.

Saturday 21st August 2010 www.ianyoung.co Yesterday the news was reporting that new legislation was being drafted to allow all “Legal Highs” to be banned for their first 12 months of introduction into the United Kingdom http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Legal-Highs-Like-Ivory-Wave-Could-Be-Banned-For-A-Year-Under-New-Legislation/Article/201008315698164?lid=ARTICLE_15698164_LegalHighsLikeIvoryWaveCouldBeBannedForAYearUnderNewLegislation&lpos=searchresults The idea behind this would be to allow authorities (Scientists presumably) a year to thoroughly test the drugs before permitting them a licence to …

Changing Drug Laws?

Wednesday 18th August 2010 www.ianyoung.co Yesterday, the news across the UK was partly taken up with a top Doctor – Sir Ian Gilmore, from the Royal College of Physicians calling for a drug law review and towards decriminalising controlled substances, thus drastically reducing crime (obviously) and improving health (possibly). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10990921 I’m not too sure where I stand on the legalisation …

War on Drugs – Afghanistan considered

Thursday 19th August 2010 www.ianyoung.co I’ve been thinking about the War on Drugs in Afghanistan after watching a Channel 4 Documentary http://www.channel4.com/programmes/our-drugs-war/episode-guide/series-1/episode-3 presented very fairly by Angus Macqueen. It was the final thoughts shared by an Afghanistan civilian that has left an uncomfortable thought swirling around my head. He shared (I’m paraphrasing here) that it was the responsibility of the …