Drug decriminalization and well-being (by the World Wellbeing Panel)

For half a decade the World Wellbeing Panel (WWP) has promoted wellbeing as the ultimate purpose of all major decision makers, particularly government.

For the most recent survey, members of the World Wellbeing Panel were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with two statements related to drug decriminalization:

(i) “Decriminalization of drugs initiatives around the world these last 20 years have, on balance, delivered wellbeing gains for their populations” and

(ii) “Further decriminalization of both soft-drugs and hard-drugs, if well-designed, can be expected to lead to net wellbeing gains in the population.”


These are their answers.