A case for use of resources

Judge shares views on drugs
The Nation (Barbados)
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Barbados High Court Judge Randall Worrell shocked Barbadians when he suggested laws here should be reviewed to decriminalize drug use and possession for personal use. Justice Worrell said this is the approach being taken in other parts of the world to combat the pervasive problem. He argued too that alternatives to incarceration should also be implemented for low-level and non-violent drug related crimes, intimating that this would ease congestion in the court system. The judge said these were some of the things Barbados has to look at if this country is going to set up a drug treatment court.