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Decriminalising illegal drugs

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thatbags Thu 16-Jun-16 08:38:18

This article about decriminalising illegal drugs looks at reductions in deaths from illegal drug use, in HIV infection rates, and in illegal drug addiction in countries (particularly Portugal) where possession and use of previously illegal drugs is regarded as a health issue like smoking and alcohol abuse rather than as a crime.

petra Thu 16-Jun-16 09:59:17

I've always believed in making drugs legal. It's been obvious for some years that us and particularly the US have lost the war on drugs.

Luckygirl Thu 16-Jun-16 10:03:18

Criminalising drugs feeds the black market with all its criminal overtones. Drug use is so prevalent that we are fighting a losing battle with our curr3ent policies.