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Letters Should drugs be decriminalised?

Look beyond legalisation

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1061
  1. Christopher McAloon, foundation year 1 medicine
  1. University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2PR
  1. christopher.mcaloon{at}

    Many issues go beyond the medical arguments for the decriminalisation of drugs.1 The use of illegal drugs has increased in the past few decades. In 1970, there were around 5000 problematic drug …

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