Victoria Buzz, Feb. 8, 2023
Former Addict Criticizes Drug Decriminalization.
“Bobby Reid, a former drug addict who was experiencing homelessness in Victoria until 2018 said he thinks this will empower substance users to continue using drugs rather than seeking treatment.
“So far, since [decriminalization came into effect], I talked to a few of my friends down there, and they’re having the time of their life,” Reid told Victoria Buzz.
“They’re allowed to walk around with 2.5 [grams] of anything they want — treatment and detox are the furthest thing from their minds right now.”
“Some think that since they decriminalized it, more people will go to treatment, that’s not the case at all.” Read the article.