Calls for some drug offences to be decriminalised

A report found the country's position on drugs was 'clearly failing'

MPs are calling for some drug offences to be decriminalised to help 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,...
source: Hull Daily Mail

2019-10-23 08:17
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