“Belgian cannabis policy is failing”

Time for a new Belgian cannabis policy?
The Brussels Times (Belgium)
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Violence and health problems are on the rise: according to figures produced by 15 scientists, the current Belgian cannabis policy is having harmful consequences for society. Researchers from the University of Leuven (KUL) and the University of Ghent reviewed Belgium’s cannabis policy. In their report Time for a New Belgian Policy on Cannabis? they conclude that the implementation of this policy has worthy motives, but it has failed in its main objectives. Letizia Paoli, a lecturer in Criminology and the Coordinator of the Working Group on the Cannabis Policy, based at KUL, said, “The number of drug-dependent users is increasing, as are the negative consequences for society.” (See also: Antwerp among top three EU cities with drugs in wastewater)