Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking

"The number of fatal overdoses is too high and I would say it's shameful for Norway," says Health Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Friday, March 1, 2013

heroin_syringeThe Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the number of overdoses in the country. The move would make smoking heroin an offense on par with injecting, which is illegal in Norway but tolerated. Oslo's municipality operates a site where heroin addicts can inject drugs under safer, more hygienic circumstances.