Vote Recommendation: For
This resolution seeks to decriminalize the personal possession of drugs. The authors not only do so but also require nations to re-evaluate the prison sentences of those currently serving time for possession. They conclude by urging member states to release or pardon those citizens which are currently in prison for the crime of personal possession.
We strongly agree with the intent of this resolution. While we understand the negative aspects of drugs and how negative their use can be both on social relationships and on sapient beings, we find that simple possession is simply a waste of resources that could be going to combat more injurious activities. While we agree with the criticism levied that World Assembly member states would be better served if the decriminalization of drugs was swiftly followed by a plan to help treat addicts, we cannot let that stand in the way of righting this wrong, even if we believe fully that it would be a massive benefit for the community. For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote For the General Assembly Resolution at vote, "Drug Decriminalization Act".
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