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Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use? Voters are split on the issue

A LARGE PROPORTION of voters would back the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. However, over a third are against the idea – and there are still a significant number of ‘don’t knows’, at 16%.
The President of the Irish Pharmacy Union last weekend added his voice to calls for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs to be treated as a health problem rather than a criminal issue.

Daragh Connolly told his organisation’s national conference that addressing the drug problem in Ireland “is a balancing act between preventing illicit use of drugs and associated health problems and ensuring access to treatment for those addicted to drugs”.A LARGE PROPORTION of voters would back the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. However, over a third are against the idea – and there are still a significant number of ‘don’t knows’, at 16%.

The President of the Irish Pharmacy Union last weekend added his voice to calls for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs to be treated as a health problem rather than a criminal issue.
Daragh Connolly told his organisation’s national conference that addressing the drug problem in Ireland “is a balancing act between preventing illicit use of drugs and associated health problems and ensuring access to treatment for those addicted to drugs”.

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Source: Daragh Brophy, The Journal.ie, 13/05/17 

Posted by drugs.ie on 05/15 at 01:48 PM in
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