Possession of small quantities of drugs could be decriminalised

National Drugs Strategy will govern approach to substance abuse through 2020

The working group will be also asked to provide an analysis of alternative approaches to criminal sanctions for drug possession.

The working group will be also asked to provide an analysis of alternative approaches to criminal sanctions for drug possession.

The possession of small quantities of drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis for personal use could be decriminalised under proposals being announced by the Government on Monday.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne are to publish the National Drugs Strategy, which will govern the official approach to substance abuse through 2020.

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