As the next step, I think we must look at decriminalising drug users.
We should use scientific methods to define the quantity of drugs a person must have to face legal consequences. We need to set a threshold that reflects the level of social unrest caused by the crime. There is no point in putting a person in prison for taking a single dose of drugs, as happened until recently in some countries, including Ukraine.
Apart from anything else, imprisoning such people is economically inefficient. In many EU countries, the maximum penalty for this sort of violation is a fine. This frees resources for fighting dangerous crimes, such as illegal drug trafficking and money laundering of funds gained through trafficking, and for uncovering underground drugs laboratories, which Ukrainian law enforcement bodies are encountering ever more often.
HIV/AIDS is one of the key issues that Ukraine faces today. The country has the fastest HIV growth rate in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This makes it especially important to decriminalise drug-dependent people and focus on countering organised drug business.