These British police forces have stopped arresting drug users

The schemes have so far been successful in engaging certain drug users, reducing re-offending and keeping people out of the costly justice system
Vice (UK)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

People caught carrying personal amounts of drugs, including cocaine and heroin, are being diverted away from the criminal justice system in what could mark the first step towards the decriminalisation of drugs in Britain. In a move that appears to fly in the face of the Home Office's official anti-drug reform mantra, both Durham and Avon & Somerset Police forces have for several months been operating "diversion" schemes which have resulted in scores of drug users avoiding court, jail and a criminal record.