Someone said :
Not everything in the headshops was safe. How would decriminalisation of possession tackle drug addiction?
It doesn't, not directly.
What it does is stop people getting criminal records for simply using drugs which in turn prevents them from getting jobs, travelling a and lots of other stuff.
It also saves money on policing impossible laws which can be used to help those addicted.
Further legalising all drugs would save more lives and the tax could be used to help those addicted.
Thankfully the war on drugs is all but over and people are realising that the way forward is legalisation.