The Ministry of health say that existing to date, amounts of narcotic drugs "ten times undervalued" in comparison with the data of the International Committee on drug control of the UN.
The Ministry of health has issued for public discussion the draft amendments to the order, which increases the size of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in illegal circulation. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry.
The Ministry of health say that existing to date, amounts of narcotic drugs "ten times undervalued" in comparison with the data of the International Committee on drug control of the UN, defined by other countries and the results determine the average daily doses of consumption in Ukraine.
They believe that the reduction of the amount in 2010 contributed to bringing to criminal liability is not so much between dealers and organizers of the drug trafficking, many drug users.
The Ministry of health are convinced that this approach in fact has criminalized the trafficking of drugs, at that time, as the volume of illegal drug market has not decreased. However, the increased number of people convicted of drug trafficking, which had the purpose of sales.
The Ministry deems it necessary to increase the size of certain narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, than to bring them closer to the recommendations of international institutions.
"Thus, the main criterion for determining these dimensions is taken as a single dose the use of drugs, which is the basis of the recommendations of the INCB of the UN," - said in the explanatory note to the draft order.
Thus, according to the current order, the small size of cannabis is up to 5 g. the Ministry of health proposes to increase this amount up to 25 g. the Small size of the heroin is set up to 0,005, In the new order, this indicator is changed to 0.3 g.
Earlier it was reported that in Germany the demand for medical cannabis exceeded expectations.
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