Considerations Regarding the Impact on Public Health Legalization of Soft Drugs in Romania
Keywords:soft drugs, legislation, public health, vulnerable groups, illicit drug consumption
AbstractThis article aims to analyze the effects of decriminalization of soft drugs in Romania on the health of population, especially the young population and vulnerable groups, but also the costs of combating drug traffic and addiction treatment, which would lower considerably.In this study, we used the domestic legislation on drugs and legislative proposals for decriminalization of certain categories of drugs and tightening of legal status on illicit drug traffic and consumption.In Romania, the marketing of "light drugs" has gained momentum lately, there are about 400 markets so called "shops of dreams". Also, a substantial part of the marketing is done throughout virtual shops.The solution to prevent more serious criminal acts or to reduce the costs borne by society has sparked controversy, both among civil society and professionals in the field.
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