The Norwegian government announced last Friday, 1st of March, it would consider decriminalizing heroin inhalation, the Agence France-Presse reports. While smoking the substance would be allowed, other methods of use, such as injection, would still be considered illegal.
The move seeks to cut down on the number of overdoses in the county. The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research reported in 2011 that heroin was the most common drug injected. Of 285 drug-related deaths reported in the country in 2009, 137 were linked to heroin use.
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