Norway decriminalizes use of drugs!



Norway chooses to model drug policy on Portugal’s legislation. Use of drugs will no longer be punishable by law, but instead counted as a health issue. One more win for common sense!

 

The use of drugs should no longer be punished, but treated. The majority in Parliament now makes a historic restructuring of the Norwegian drug policy, and will transfer the responsibility from justice to health.

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– The parliamentary majority will stop to punish the people who are struggling, but instead give them help and treatment, ” says Nicolas Wilkinson, the socialist left helsepolitiske spokesman in Parliament.

It is the party Ap, Right, A and Left behind the change. Wilkinson says there is a marching to the government to start the work to move the first-line reaction against the abusers of the substance from the courtroom to the health care system.

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/rusmidler/historisk-i-stortinget-slutt-paa-straff-for-rusmisbrukere/a/24209948/

The US taking similar steps would likely be the best move they could make in the interest of reducing crime, in all categories.

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