“No system works 100 percent, but we do know that decriminalization is the number one thing we have to do first,” said Kinkaid.
There are advocates for decriminalization and working to remove the stigma associated with addiction.
Collins argues for the decriminalization of drugs, which he calls a “far more effective tool.”
“There are indications that decriminalization can reduce the burden on criminal justice systems,” the report said.
In the late 1960's, he came out for decriminalization of drugs.
Now, 20 years later, he spends his free time advocating for the decriminalization of the drug.
There is some strong evidence to suggest that decriminalization can protect sex workers, and all women, from violent crime.
They only support the decriminalization of the drug, which just became law in the Old Line State.
1963, "to reform a criminal," back-formation from decriminalization. Meaning "to make legal something that formerly had been illegal" was in use by 1970 (there are isolated instances back to 1867). Related: Decriminalized; decriminalizing.