The proposal will be presented on Friday this week.
Previously, the drug reform committee has proposed threshold values for drugs, ie how much one can be in possession of without being punished for it. Among other things, this was 5 grams for heroin, cocaine and amphetamine and 15 grams for cannabis.
VG , who states that he has spoken to a number of sources with knowledge of the proposal, writes that the government wants to set the limits lower than this.
The Substance Abuse Reform Committee will, as a substitute for punishment, have mandatory follow-up.
Here, the committee proposes no reactions against those who do not show up, but the government wants to introduce a fee for breach of the duty to attend, writes VG.
The proposal is presented by Minister of Education Guri Melby (V) and Minister of Health Bent Høie (H).
– Many decades of punishment regime has not worked. With the Liberal Party in government, drug addicts will get help, not punishment, said Melby, who also leads the Liberal Party, recently.
– This proposal will save lives. I hope the other parties in the Storting will support the reform and be on a team with reason and humane drug policy, instead of old moralism, she continued.