Sunday, March 15, 2009

The success of drug decriminalization in Portugal

Portugal decriminalized drugs in 2001, and Glenn Greenwald discusses the evidence that he says shows it has been "an unquestionable success, leading to improvements in virtually every relevant category and enabling Portugal to manage drug-related problems (and drug usage rates) far better than most Western nations that continue to treat adult drug consumption as a criminal offense."

1 comment:

Ktisophilos said...

The Drug War Body Count by Debra J. Saunders supports your case, and cites some former Central and South Americans as well as The Economist