decriminalisation


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Synonyms for decriminalisation

legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal

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He said: "The Daily Record should be applauded for backing the decriminalisation of people caught with drugs for their own use, something that has helped reduce deaths in many other countries." TORCUIL CRICHTON - PAGE 21
Campaign group Citywide, which promotes a community development approach to the drugs crisis, said decriminalisation is not a sole solution.
The London MEP, who also met with representatives of the LGBT group Queer Cyprus and other supporters of decriminalisation, shared the activists' cautious optimism.
Patkar, though, said decriminalisation will just lead to a false sense of security.
Ahead of decriminalisation, new parking control zones are to be introduced during 2006 across Cardiff aimed at freeing up space by squeezing out the long-stay motorists.
GP Carey Lunan, chairwoman of the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland, called for a national debate that would consider the benefits of decriminalisation.
Mr Clegg is not in favour of full legalisation but wants to look at decriminalisation while doing more to hit traffickers.
Labour believes decriminalisation of wardens is an effective way of tackling parking problems.
Cllr Julie Jackson, cabinet member and portfolio holder for planning and development at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: "The borough council will be looking further at the issue of decriminalisation.
Citilink general manager Peter Cosgrove, who was born and brought up in the city, believes the decriminalisation of parking will make Liverpool cleaner and safer.
Mr Brain said: "I think that it is naive to call for decriminalisation.
"While Labour and Conservative politicians shy away from the debate on drugs, around half of their supporters want to see legal regulation of cannabis production and supply or decriminalisation of cannabis possession.
But he insisted he was opposed to decriminalisation and that the Government had "no intention whatever" of relaxing the law.
Other targets in the draft plan include the decriminalisation of parking, the building of an international rugger attraction, a large town centre hotel, and the introduction of more bobbies on the beat.