Course Objectives

Imagine you were leading a group of people and are responsible for the group’s welfare and happiness.

When it comes to drugs and alcohol:

What sort of things would you be thinking about in setting the policy (health, happiness, peace, enforcement)

What rules would you set down?

Would the rules be different for ages/substances/amounts?

How would you enforce their rules?

As an example:

 One Countries drug policy is Portugal’s Drug Policy:

“Under the Portuguese plan, penalties for people caught dealing and trafficking drugs are unchanged; dealers are still jailed and subjected to fines depending on the crime. But people caught using or possessing small amounts—defined as the amount needed for 10 days of personal use—are brought before what’s known as a “Dissuasion Commission,” an administrative body created by the 2001 law.