Have your say about drug possession

The Department of Health is looking for the public’s opinion about drug possession

Written by Grainne Jones


The Department of Health are conducting a public survey about personal possession of illegal drugs.

Personal possession is when someone has drugs, but they are for their own use and not to sell or supply to another person.

The survey

A Working Group has been created to see if there are other ways of dealing with the possession of illegal drugs for personal use.

The Working Group are looking for people to give their opinions about how effective the current drug laws are, and if other options should be considered for how possession of drugs is treated.

The questions on the survey are simple and only require selecting boxes or ticking on the options. Here’s an example of some of the questions:

The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous, meaning that no one will know that you have taken part or what you have answered.

If you would like to take part in the survey, it is open until 13th July and can be found here.

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