Dutch judges in favor of decriminalizing soft drugs

According to an opinion poll held by the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland, two thirds of the Dutch judges and prosecutors are in favor of legalizing the trade of soft drugs.

The magazine states that this result should be seen as a distress signal. The survey shows that 81% of the judges and prosecutors feel that drug related cases take too much of their professional time.

Almost a quarter (23%) are also in favor of decriminalizing hard drugs.

Minister of Justice Donner thinks that legalizing soft drugs would be a step too far.
He thinks the Netherlands should keep in line with other countries.

Source (Dutch only): www.omroep.nl