Nine of ten want hashish to remain illegal

Nine of ten young people in Norway are against the criminal code commission’s suggestion to decriminalize narcotics.

In a new survey 92 percent said that they think the use and possession of hashish should continue to be criminal offence. According to the Norwegian paper Dagsavisen he research was conducted by TNS Gallup, a research agency, commissioned by Aksjonsuka mot narkotia, an activist group against narcotics, and partly funded by Social- og helsedepartementet, the Norwegian department of health.

Of the 1,600 people participating in the survey, 78 percent in the age group 15 to 29 years old stated that use and possession of hashish should continue to be illegal. 11 percent partly agreed.

In the survey, 95 percent of the participants said parents to a large degree should prevent children and youth from experimenting with hashish and other narcotics.

It was in March of last year the government appointed criminal code commission suggested decriminalizing use and possession of smaller amounts of narcotics.

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