Relaxing, rather than strengthening, the punishments for drug use could be the best way to tackle the problem.
That's according to a report by the UK Drug Policy Commission. But not everyone agrees.
Find out more in this week's 6 Minute English with Neil and Jen.
This week's question:
How many people get sent to court in the UK every year for drug-related offences? Is it:
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.
Relaxing drug laws: a good idea?
End of Section
bad or unhealthy habits and behaviour
- on a par with
conclusions you can draw from something
- civil penalties
punishment within society rather than in prison