Posted On 27 Jun 2017
The abolition of the table of drug use was one of the requests issued yesterday by students from five universities and a technological institute of the country during a debate to commemorate the International Day of the Fight against the Misuse and Illicit Trafficking of drugs.
In the opinion of university students, this table has become a lethal weapon for young people because it allows them to freely carry drugs, as well as an open door to micro-trafficking.
“This has allowed drugs to be easily accessible to young people,” says Freddy Villón, a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico Bolivariano (ITB), who proposed a permanent prevention campaign that does not focus only on talks once it the problem is detected.
Since 2013, in Ecuador, a table establishes the maximum amounts of narcotic and psychotropic substances that a citizen can carry to not be considered micro or drug traffickers. This prevents the consumer from being criminalized and taken to jail rather than being treated to overcome the addiction. (I)