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Drug-using offenders in the European Union 2000–2004

Summary: 

Drug use is directly or indirectly prohibited in all EU countries – except for in medical or scientific circumstances – and punishment for offences varies from administrative to penal, depending on the country. This thematic paper for the Commission's evaluation of the EU Action Plan analyses current trends in the EU Member States in legal responses targeting drug-using offenders. 

Main subject: 

law