Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's recent remarks about the price hike of bhang in central Kenya have raised eyebrows. According to Gachagua, the price of bhang has tripled since the government began cracking down on illegal drugs in the region.
While some may view this as a positive development in the fight against drug abuse, others are concerned about the implications of skyrocketing drug prices. Many worry that the increase in price will only serve to push drug users further into the margins of society, making it even more difficult for them to access the help they need to overcome addiction.
Moreover, the rise in drug prices may have unintended consequences, such as increased violence and crime as users struggle to afford their habits. It is important for policymakers to consider these factors when crafting drug policies and to prioritize evidence-based solutions that address the root causes of drug abuse rather than simply punishing users.
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