Call for decriminalisation of drugs to curb rise in deaths

MPs have called for some drug offences to be decriminalised, in a bid to prevent the rising number of related deaths.

A report by the Health and Social Care Committee found the country’s position on drugs was “clearly failing” and called for a “radical new approach”.

It says drug possession for personal use should be a civil matter not a crime, and any policy should focus on healthcare, not prosecution.

It urged the Government to carry out a...
source: Westmorland Gazette

2019-10-23 02:08
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