THE MINISTER OF State for the national drugs strategy will today tell an Oireachtas committee that a “war on drugs is not an effective response” to usage.
The Joint Committee on Health will meet this morning to hear from Minister of State Frank Feighan for an update on the national drugs strategy.
Ireland’s national drugs strategy was released in 2017 and the government said policies are now aimed towards a more health-led approach to drug use.
Feighan will tell the committee that the strategy commits to this approach of treating drug use as a public health issue and not primarily a criminal justice matter.
Source: Orla Dwyer, Journal.ie, 19th January 2022