Liberal Democrats want inquiry into decriminalising drug possession

Motion based on Portuguese reforms said to have reduced problematic drug use expected to be passed at party conference
The Guardian (UK)
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs. A motion to be put at the party's annual conference next month is likely to be passed. It would be the first government-sponsored inquiry into decriminalisation, but is unlikely to have the support of David Cameron who has hardened his approach to drugs after being a past advocate of more liberal legislation as a member of the home affairs select committee.