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'No desire' in Government to decriminalise drugs says local Minister

Jan 19, 2022 18:01 By Shannonside News
'No desire' in Government to decriminalise drugs says local Minister 'No desire' in Government to decriminalise drugs says local Minister
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Studies of countries that have made the move show lower levels of overdoses and drug-related crime.

A minister says there is “no desire” in government to decriminalise drugs.

Narcotics have been decriminalised in countries such as Portugal, meaning those caught with small amounts of narcotics for personal use aren’t prosecuted.

This has led to significant drops in overdoses and drug-related crime.

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But junior health minister Frank Feighan says there are no plans to follow that approach:

 

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