Dus hier zijn een paar goede argumenten voor legalisatie. Sinds het begin van de Oorlog tegen Drugs hebben we al veel bereikt. We weten nu dat het merendeel van de toenmalige beweringen over drugs leugens zijn; simpelweg angstzaaien om steun voor het verbod te genereren.
Is it time the UK decriminalised drugs? Calling for cannabis to be fully legalised, Hague wrote: This battle is effectively over. So what are the pros and cons of legalising drugs in the UK?
Cannabis has been classified as a Class B drug in the UK since and carries a prison sentence of up to five years for possession. Both of those drugs are now sold by highly commercialised industries who thrive off addiction for profit. This would create stability and peace in drug-producing nations.
This is the view of the Home Office, which said in May: Drugs sold by dealers are often cut with harmful substances, increasing the risk of suffering adverse effects.
The result is that current UK drug policy has led to the highest ever rate of deaths from overdose. Francis is a native of Argentina, which borders Uruguay, where cannabis is now legally grown and smoked.
The international development organisation says the money could be used to plug the gap in the NHS budget.
But we can see the potential benefits from a taxation perspective if we were to regulate it. Health Poverty Action says it would free up the police and judicial systems to address more serious or violent crime and reduce the overall prison burden.
What countries have legalised drugs? Portugal has led the way in decriminalising the possession of small quantities of any drug sincein a radical experiment that has become the test case for many countries looking to reform their drug laws.
Across Europe, 14 countries have brought in various decriminalisation models for the medical or recreational sale of cannabis. In DecemberUruguay became the first nation to make it legal to grow, consume and sell cannabis. That said, all sales must pass through a government-run marketplace. Twenty-three US states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana for medical purposes and Washington became the first to permit the recreational use of the plant indespite a federal ban.
Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have since followed suit. Cannabis went on sale in Washington in July Canada has also joined the marijuana gold rush and is set to become the first G7 country to fully legalise cannabis after lawmakers this week passed a bill that would allow the growing, selling and consumption of cannabis for medical and recreational use.
The legislation must still pass the Senate - which could delay, but not block it - and receive royal assent by the governor general before becoming law, likely by September, says MedicalXpress. In fact, we now stand closer to countries such as Russia, China, Indonesia and Singapore.
What happens when drugs are decriminalised? Multiple studies of what happened in Portugal show the hugely positive impact decriminalisation has had over the past 15 or so years.
The country has an extremely low rate of overdose deaths and has reduced the number of HIV-positive people addicted to drugs. It has also saved millions of euros in prison expenses while the level of drug use has not gone up. The legalisation of cannabis in some US states has not led to a rise in adolescent use, a US study found.
It revealed that while cannabis use was generally higher in the states that had passed medical marijuana legislation beforethe passage of such laws did not affect the rate of marijuana use in those states.
British experts pushing for medicinal and research use of the drug welcomed the news. Advertisement Sign up for our daily newsletter Newsletter.Toch ben ik van mening dat we naar het reguleren en legaliseren van alle drugs heen moeten gaan.
Keer op keer is gebleken dat de war on drugs gewoon gefaald heeft en dat het meer schade dan goeds doet. Volledig legaliseren (inclusief productie en verkoop) of volledig verbieden en hard naleven door justitie zijn volgens mij de enige 2 opties die we voor iedere soort drugs als samenleving moeten afwegen.
A former justice secretary has become the latest senior figure to declare the war on drugs a failure, reigniting the wider debate over drug legalisation in the UK.
Mar 10, · Een kort (school)interview over het al dan niet legaliseren van softdrugs. If you need drugs, you’re a loser. Stop being a loser. In light of my recent article, where I touched on responsibility, which included some information on drug use, I came across this list from a pro-drug website that gives 10 reasons they think we should legalize all drugs.
I’d like to address their claims, if I could. Keep in mind, this is a UK site, . Definition of legalise in the schwenkreis.com dictionary. Meaning of legalise.
What does legalise mean? Information and translations of legalise in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. There is a debate whether or not to legalise some of the softer drugs. Anagrams for legalise legaliseren Dutch; legalizar.