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The current system in place under the "Misuse of Drugs Act 1971" is an outdated and unfair one.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