note from the Council of 22 November 2004 on the EU Drugs Strategy for the period 2005-2012

The drugs problem can be viewed from various perspectives, ranging from the political, to health, to research, to everyday practice in the field and to operational cooperation against drug trafficking. Legislation and policies through which the approach will ultimately take shape have to take account of all these aspects and bring them together in coherent and consistent propositions.
 The current drug situation in the EU