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Vol. 5 (2024): Panoply Journal

The Decriminalization of Drugs leads to the Reduction of Drug Consumption

8 February 2024


The reduction of drug consumption is wanted. Prevailing the actual consumption of drugs is undesirable because of the risk that it supposes towards the health and well-being of individuals that are surrounded by that reality. The decrease of substance use is supported by the principles regarding Human Rights, such as the right to autonomy, health, safety, or freedom. The decriminalization of drugs is necessary to achieve a successful and healthy process of reduction of drug consumption. This is why Decriminalization must be implemented.

Student paper for Ethical dilemmas in Human Rights Interdisciplinary at Hanze University of Applied Sciences