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‘This Is Working’: Portugal, 12 Years after Decriminalizing Drugs – SPIEGEL ONLINE

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Twelve years ago, Portugal eliminated criminal penalties for drug users. Since then, those caught with small amounts of marijuana, cocaine or heroin go unindicted and possession is a misdemeanor on par with illegal parking.

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Drug use doesn’t need to decline for decriminalisation to be a success – it’s drug related harms that need to decline -and they are!

See on www.spiegel.de

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