Drug crime survey garners more than 850 responses

MORE than 850 people have given their opinions on how the island’s legal system handles drug crime as part of a survey, which closes next week.

Library filer dated 04/02/2004 of cannabis buds and rolling papers. A fifth of youngsters with no urge to take drugs admit that they could give in to peer pressure, according to a survey published Tuesday October 11, 2005. The research for drugs information line Frank found that while more than three-quarters of 12 to 18-year-olds say they do not plan to take drugs in the near future, 21% of this group admit they could be tempted to try a substance to join in with friends. See PA Story SOCIAL Drugs. PRESS ASSSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Matthew Fearn/PA.(DRUGS). (30574538)
Library filer dated 04/02/2004 of cannabis buds and rolling papers. A fifth of youngsters with no urge to take drugs admit that they could give in to peer pressure, according to a survey published Tuesday October 11, 2005. The research for drugs information line Frank found that while more than three-quarters of 12 to 18-year-olds say they do not plan to take drugs in the near future, 21% of this group admit they could be tempted to try a substance to join in with friends. See PA Story SOCIAL Drugs. PRESS ASSSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Matthew Fearn/PA.(DRUGS). (30574538)

The survey allows people to have their views heard on non-punitive approaches to possession and use of small quantities of illegal drugs.

It aims to gather views on current penalties for possession and use of small quantities of drugs, harms associated with approaches focused on punishment, and alternative and non-punitive options.

The review has been made a priority under the government work plan.

More broadly the plan sets out to foster a safe, just and tolerant society, and explore initiatives to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of people who use drugs, their families and friends, and the wider community. The survey results will help inform both the Home Affairs and Health & Social Care committees before they make recommendations to the States.

n The survey can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/alternativeapproaches-illegaldrugs. It closes next Friday.

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