AD to decriminalise personal drug use
Alternattiva Demokratika has pledged to decriminalise personal use of drugs use if elected to Parliament, AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio argued.
The AD Chairperson added that the victims of drug addiction and dependency are to be considered as persons in need of help and not as criminals. “Decriminalization also ensures that recreational drug users, including those who cultivate soft drugs for personal use, are not criminalized for their lifestyle," he concluded
The law regarding the cultivation of marijuana plants is absurd, AD spokesperson for citizenship Robert Callus announced. He expressed solidarity with David Caruana, who is being accused with dealing cannabis even though his cultivation of two plants indicates it was solely personal use.
"The law puts people who are drug users who never had any intention to sell at par with drug dealers,” Robert Callus said. People who have caused no harm are being imprisoned, sometimes for ridiculously long periods of time he added, concluding that Daniel Holmes is another case in point.