More Than Half of Brits Favor Legalizing Drugs

by VR Sreeraman on  July 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Majority of people in Britain wants to legalize drugs, reveals a survey.

For the first time, six out of ten said that they would back trials in which users escape prosecution, but get better medical treatment.
 More Than Half of Brits Favor Legalizing Drugs
More Than Half of Brits Favor Legalizing Drugs

Under the radical plan used in Portugal, dealers and traffickers would still be hunted and given stiff jail terms.

The bombshell comes in an exclusive YouGov poll for The Sun.

Last week, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said Britain was "plainly losing" the war on drugs.

In the survey, 56 percent want ALL drugs policy options to be reviewed - even possible full legalization.

But 78 per cent still think the sale and possession of killer drugs like heroin and crack cocaine should stay a crime. That figure was 89 percent eight years ago.

Over the same period people wanting to legalize hard drugs have doubled from five percent to ten.

More now think that crime levels will fall if cannabis is made legal.

Source: ANI

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