Closed petition Give the Scottish Government devolved powers over drug misuse

The current system in place under the "Misuse of Drugs Act 1971" is an outdated and unfair one.

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In 2018, Scotland saw a total of 1,187 people die from drug misuse, a rise of 27% from the year previous. These numbers are also disproportionate to the rest of the UK with England and Wales seeing a collective increase of only 17%. It is clear from this statistic that the current laws are not working effectively, especially in Scotland. In a fair democratic system, the Scottish Government should have the power to change away from the current policy to better protect its people.

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