A group that seeks changes in Iceland’s existing drug laws with an emphasis on decriminalisation will be hosting a “smoke out” in front of parliament this Friday. The group, Rvk Homegrown, issued a press statement to this effect.
The organisers argue that Iceland’s existing drug laws do more harm than good to society; that longer sentences and heavier fines do not deter nor prevent drug use.
Among the points of their platform is the call for the law to differentiate between “hard” and “soft” drugs, to allow people to grow up to five cannabis plants for personal use, and to allow Icelanders to buy cannabinoid medication from Holland with a doctor’s permission. They contend that such measures, among others, would ease the court and penal system, and leave behind the “zero tolerance” policy adopted by other countries.
In order to bring attention to the idea of reforming Iceland’s drug laws, Rvk Homegrown is putting together Smokeout Iceland 2012, to be held in front of parliament this Friday at 16:20. They welcome everyone to attend, “whether to participate or to show support by being there.”
Rvk Homegrown also has a Facebook group over 650 members strong.