Decriminalisation of Personal Drug Use Under Review By Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats are looking at the decriminalisation of all drugs for personal use and allowing cannabis to be sold on the open market.

Launching his party’s draft election manifesto, Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, said the party would consider such options after they were advocated in a policy paper due to be discussed at the Lib Dem conference next month.

The paper said the Lib Dems “will adopt the model used in Portugal, where those who possess drugs for personal use will be diverted into other services”. The southern European country decriminalised personal possession of all drugs in 2000.

The document also said the party “welcomes the establishment of a regulated cannabis market in Uruguay, Colorado and Washington state”.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.