What Is the Best Drug Regulation System?

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What is the best drug regulation system?

10 Theses
  • Prohibit consumption of all drugs including alcohol and nicotine.

  • Pursue a 'war on drugs' with harsh policies for both the consumption and trade of drugs (not including alcohol).

  • Allow the use of drugs for medicinal purposes. Illegal consumption and trade is punished while still offering treatment for users, as seen in India.

  • Decriminalise the personal consumption of drugs, while strongly punishing the illegal trade of all drugs (such as in the Netherlands or Portugal).

  • Legalise cannabis use while decriminalising the use of other drugs, as in Uruguay.

  • Legalise all drugs, requiring each purchase to be accompanied by a test to ensure the consent and health of the consumer.

  • Abolish all laws and regulations on any narcotic drug. Treat people as responsible beings.

  • Relinquish legislative control of drugs, and rely upon methods of regulation which are older than legislative governance.

  • Decriminalisation of production, trade, and consumption of all drugs, while introducing high taxes.

  • Continue to punish distributors of all illicit drugs except cannabis. Decrease punishments of drug users to warnings for all first time offenders except for DUI cases. Drug addiction treatment centers should be an alternative for repeat drug users.