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Options for alternative and non-punitive approaches to the possession and use of small quantities of illegal drugs

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The Committee for Home Affairs (CfHA) and the Committee for Health & Social Care (CfHSC) are exploring pathways to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of people who use drugs, their families and friends, and the wider community.

The aim is to gather Islanders' views on current penalties for possession and use of small quantities of drugs, harms associated with approaches focused on punishment, and potential alternative and non-punitive options.

The survey results, along with engagement with professional stakeholders in the first quarter of this year, will help inform the Committees' recommendations.

Potential approaches, which are not mutually exclusive, include:

This survey closes on 11 March 2022.

 

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