Justice minister opposes cannabis legalization
Austrian justice minister Wolfgang Brandstetter has spoken out against proposals by Tyrol's social democrats to legalize cannabis, saying that the majority of Austrians are opposed.
"Legalization is not an issue, even in the summer," Brandstetter told the news daily Tiroler Tageszeitung. Brandstetter agrees with health minister Alois Stoeger on the importance of therapy and prevention.
"It's all about prevention, too, in my view, we must the reduce the consumption of addictive substances - including soft drugs such as cannabis," said Brandstetter.