Drugs crime & health issue not either/or

Police will now have discretion over whether to charge people for using cannabis.

The rationale behind this loan change is that drug addiction is a health issue.

It is.

But using illegal drugs is also a crime.

Is should be both, not either or.

It should stay a crime as a deterrent but addicts caught should be given the opportunity to have their addiction treated.

Whether it’ a health or crime issue or both, drug addiction will require a lot more money for mental health services.

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