- Sep 18, 2011
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
- Other Teams
- Leeds United
1) I am not a supporter of prohibition, if you read any posts on here that I have made you will clearly see that I am not an anti-drug person.
2) I am an avid supporter of treating drug use as a medical issue, not a criminal issue, but to say that if drugs were decriminalized then the usage rate would go down is just incorrect. There is one country where all drugs are decriminalized and that is Portugal;
So more people are undoubtedly going to try drugs at least once if they know that there is no chance of being convicted of a crime.
The reason that decriminalization is a good thing is because it encourages people with long term drug issues to seek help and not face any criminal charges.