Abstract for: The Soft Drugs Debate in the Netherlands: A Qualitative System Dynamics Analysis

The Dutch Soft Drugs policy will soon be under review. Regarding Dutch Soft Drugs policy, the Dutch population and political arena could be divided into three groups: those who do not really care, those strongly in favor of legalizing cultivation and use of soft drugs, and those strongly in favor of banning soft drugs. The points of view of the two latter groups are analyzed in this paper using a qualitative System Dynamics perspective.