Petition The States should initiate an Island-wide debate on drugs, exploring all options

Following a spate of recent drug importations that have been widely reported by the local media in Jersey this petition calls for an Island-wide debate on drug policy exploring all options, including cracking down further and harsher punishments, all the way to decriminalisation and legalisation.

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In 2015 a States of Jersey report found that problematic drug use in Jersey was nearly twice the UK levels.

In 2019 drug deaths in the UK stand at the highest rate in Europe and two thirds of all drug deaths in the EU occur in the UK.

A full and comprehensive debate and review of our Island's drug laws and classifications is clearly long overdue and politicians must stop ignoring the issue.

No matter what your views are, i urge you to sign this petition as drug addiction can affect any family

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