Saturday, February 20, 2016

Iran - How to reduce drug-related crimes? Issuing coupons for opium distribution might hold the solution.


Iran - How to reduce drug-related crimes? Issuing coupons for opium distribution might hold the solution. (Taz).

An Iranian official says that issuing coupons for opium distribution is a right solution to the growing drug-related crimes in the country.

Ali Hashemi, who chairs an anti-drugs committee at Iran’s State Expediency Council, said Feb. 20 that it was a right measure to issue opium coupons to manage the opium demand in the country, reports the ISNA news agency.

He explained that before the 1979 revolution, Iran, while under the rule of the Pahlavi dynasty, was issuing opium coupons to manage drug consumption, which was a successful practice in terms of reducing drug-related crimes.


After the 1979 revolution, the Islamic Republic stopped the controlled distribution of opium in the country saying this was against laws and the Sharia, the legal framework regulating public and some private aspects of life based on Islam. Read the full story here.

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