Drug decriminalisation in portugal

Decriminalising drugs works. After decriminalising drugs for personal use in 2001, Portugal saw a significant drop in drug-related deaths, HIV infections, and the number of people in prison for drug offences. At the same time treatment rates rose, demonstrating the effectiveness of a health-focused approach to drug policy. This blog is a concise version of our briefing, Drug Decriminalisation in Portugal: Setting the record straight.

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