Heroin Smoking to be legalized in Norway?
Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Health and Care Services in Norway announced the government would consider decriminalizing smoking heroin.
The minister said the goal of this measure is to reduce the number of deaths among drug addicts using injection method. "My opinion is that we should allow them to smoke heroin. Injecting it is worse and more dangerous," Støre said.
It was also mentioned that the problem of drug addict is a central one for Norway today. Heroin is smoked, consumed through nose and intravenously. Smoking method is less dangerous and has low risk of infection, according to Støre.