Posts Tagged ‘Decriminalise’

Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

‘Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts.

Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half.’

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Greece to Decriminalise All Drugs

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Thursday, 08 September 2011 09:28

‘The Greek government made the first big step regarding decriminalization of drug use. Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou presented to the Greek Parliament the basic ideas of a new law concerning drugs. He announced that, for the first time, drug use will be fully decriminalized in Greece, on the condition that the drugs used harm only the behavior and the condition of the user.’

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