The Dutch party GroenLinks, wants, that the production of ecstasy, under the direction comes from the government, and hence, from the criminal circuit is removed. That says a Second Member of parliament Kathalijne Buitenweg (Green left) in an interview with the Volkskrant. In the same paper advocates the Breda burgemeester Paul Depla (PvdA) for the lifting of the ban on ecstasy-use.
‘The government don’t have the ecstasy pills to turn, the municipalities do ecstasy, not just in the supermarket, but the government must be the director want to take, ” says Outer. Ecstasy is, after alcohol and cannabis the most commonly used drug in the nightlife.
“I think it’s inevitable that the Netherlands in addition to the use of cannabis, and also the consumption of xtc is going to regulate. The production must be through a licensing scheme to be monitored and only pills that meet quality standards need to be available. I say it because of the public health, but also because we have to do something about the frighteningly increasing power of the criminals.’ Buitenweg argues that at the same time, a ontmoedigingsbeleid is set up in a active education about the risks of ecstasy and a ban on advertising.
From his position as local director will also Depla, a shift in the drug policy of the government. ‘Hard against the aggressor, soft for the user, ” he says. “Give me one argument why alcohol is freely available and ecstasy banned? I talk to the experts. That say to me: “ecstasy is less harmful than alcohol.’
GroenLinks thinks the Netherlands the initiative for an evaluation of the UN conventions on narcotic drugs. “We must honestly look at what these treaties, us have been completed’, according to Buitenweg. ‘Reduction of use? Reduction of crime? I don’t think so. What are the inferences that we internationally have to face?’
The world health organization has recently recommended to the rankings of harmfulness and over again, ” says Outer. “This is really a moment for the Netherlands. It is time that we together with other countries to try out new openings in the stalled discussion.’