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Portugal Drug Laws

What The U.S. Can Learn From Portugal About Decriminalizing Drugs

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Here in the U.S., we have heard the phrase "War on Drugs" for more than 40 years. It started in 1971, with Richard Nixon labeling drugs as "public ene...

Bath Salt Highs Plague Portuguese Youth

Agence France Presse | Carole Guirado-Cailleau | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

Innocuously marketed as incense or bath salts, synthetic drugs are increasingly popular among Portuguese youths looking for a legal high, despite a ba...

Portugal Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Decriminalizing Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Tony Newman

Decriminalization in Portugal actually helped reduce the stigma around drug use (without increasing it) and made drug use less politically difficult to talk about.

How To Win A Drug War

AFP | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

LISBON — Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal's decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punish...