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14th May 2019, 19:24

Together Gibraltar accused of trying to start 'dangerous drugs experiment' by Government

The Government has accused Together Gibraltar of trying to start a "dangerous drugs experiment" on the Rock.

This comes after the party described the Government's newly-announced drugs initiative as a "public relations gimmick", and advocated decriminalising the possession of small amounts of certain substances.

Number Six says Together Gibraltar would forego professionalism, expertise and evidence-based interventions for a try-it-and-see approach.

It says medical, legal, economic, moral and religious perspectives must be considered in order to understand and address drug use.

The Government describes Together Gibraltar's as "cynical and unnecessarily combative" on this issue, adding what it's proposing is "not serious policy", and would not be safe for Gibraltar's children and community.