Drug experts plead for a better way

The group is hoping to influence public opinion in advance of the release of the second yearly drugs report from the federal government
The Local (Germany)
Monday, May 18, 2015

In an Alternative Drugs and Addiction Report, experts have warned politicians that current laws on dangerous drugs are doing more harm than good in Germany. "Since 1971 [the year the Drugs Law was passed] drug consumption and dependency have increased in a way unimaginable back then," the experts wrote in the report. The researchers and activists write that bans and legal punishments are not enough to deal with the problem of drugs. "The law has not only failed in its objective, but prevented further measures that would have limited the damage."