Por­tu­gal has it right

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

De­crim­i­nal­iz­ing sim­ple drug pos­ses­sion will stop the gangs from deal­ing drugs. It takes the profit out of the busi­ness.

Pro­hi­bi­tion does not work be­cause the de­mand re­mains. Le­gal­iz­ing drugs is the only way to re­duce the over­dose deaths.

It has worked in Por­tu­gal. And it will hap­pen here even­tu­ally, the sooner the bet­ter.

Cor­mac O’Kiely, West Van­cou­ver

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