Items tagged with decriminalization and norway

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Danish parties want to decriminalise hard drugs [14.01.2020] A new report in Denmark revealed that more young Danes are consuming cocaine. Now several Danish parties want to change the law on the drugs to allow ...
Drug laws on possession: several countries are revisiting them and these are their options [02.08.2019] Many countries are changing the way they approach people who use drugs. The Irish government has just announced possible alternatives to criminalisat ...
Sweden's zero-tolerance drug policy should be reviewed: narcotics officer [14.06.2018] Sweden's current policy is based on the goal of a "drug-free society" and makes no distinction between "hard" and "soft" drugs. Those found guilty of ...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's ...
Norway's drug policies 'could set example for rest of the world' [22.03.2018] Norway’s drug laws could be an example for the rest of the world, leading healthcare and police figures from around the world have said. Drug policy ...
Norway becomes first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drugs in historic vote [15.12.2017] Norway is to become the first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drugs as it focuses on treatment rather than punishment. The majority of the Norw ...
Norway to sentence some drug addicts to treatment rather than prison [14.02.2016] Norway's courts will now be able to sentence drug-addicted convicts to treatment programmes instead of sending them to jail. Following trials in Berg ...
Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking [28.02.2013] The Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the numb ...
Once a model, crisis imperils Portugal's drug programme [13.08.2012] Portugal's famously liberal drug policy has been held up as a model for other countries - Norway is considering adopting parts of it and countries as ...

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