Repressive drug policies are inhumane and don’t give any results

 On the 30th of September, The First National Drug Policy Conference took place in Skopje, organized by HOPS. Fifty participants from Macedonia and other countries, among them the National Drug Coordinator from the Czech Republic, Jindrich Voboril, discussed on the following topics: whether the repressive drug policies give results, whether the decriminalization of drugs is more efficient as a policy and what are the experiences in Macedonia, Czech Republic, Russia and Slovenia.

Key conclusion of the Conference was that repressive policies are inhumane, they have no impact on the reduction of drug use and they don’t give results.