big time criminals, instead of arresting minor criminals for mere possession, and thus. How about young children and teenagers? "The Economics of Drug Legalization" (PDF). However, in 2007 Prime Minister Stephen Harper 's government tabled Bill C-26 to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, 1996 to bring forth a more restrictive law with higher minimum penalties for drug crimes. Crime is high in high-drug use areas not because people are committing a crime to get drugs, but the influence of the drugs made them more inclined to commit a crime. Numerous moderate and responsible drug users would be worse off, while only a few abusive users would be better off.
Drugs Should Not Be Legalized
Germany edit See also: Drug policy of Germany and Legality of cannabis by country.C2.A0Germany In 1994 the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that drug addiction was not a crime, nor was the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use. Depenalisation usually consists of personal consumption as well as small-scale trading and generally signifies the elimination or reduction of custodial penalties, while the conduct or activity still remains a criminal offence. 46 Portugal edit Main article: Drug policy of Portugal In 2001, Portugal became the first European country to abolish all criminal penalties for personal drug possession, under Law 30/2000. 42 However, a policy of non-enforcement has led to a situation where reliance upon non-enforcement has become common, and because of this the courts have ruled against the government when individual cases were prosecuted. "The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition". "Farmacias, conformes con demora en el inicio de venta de marihuana". However, legalizing drugs is NOT going to magically change the government. Only a virtuous society can remain free from tyranny and slavery. 5, the, european Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (emcdda) defines decriminalization as the removal of a conduct or activity from the sphere of criminal law; depenalisation signifying merely a relaxation of the penal sanction exacted by law.