UK Government’s Official Drug Advisers Want to Decriminalize All Personal Drug Use

LONDON –  Possession of any drug for personal use should be decriminalized, the UK government’s official drug advisers have recommended.
Tens of thousands of people caught with drugs ranging from heroin to cannabis would go on drug education courses rather than being punished in the courts under the proposals, The London Times reported Friday.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said the change would save police, courts, probation and prison services the costs of dealing with drug offenders. It would also allow more drug users to be assessed for treatment rather than being given criminal records.

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