Plenary Day 2: Statement from France

France states that although it is important to reduce the use of drugs in society, “a world without drugs is an illusion”.

They highlight the new threat of new substances and the increasing trend of buying these new substances on the Internet and that it is an imperative to protect their citizens from this threat. They also stress that drug addicts must be taken care of and that access to care for drug addicts should be a human right. They also highlight the importance of fighting against overdoses and HIV.

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