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[Spiegel online international] , Hollersen, Wiebke 'This Is Working': Portugal, 12 years after decriminalizing drugs. (28 Mar 2013)

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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. Experts are pleased with the results.

 

Item Type:News
Source:Spiegel online international
Date:28 March 2013
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
VA Geographic area > Europe > Portugal
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol laws > Drug laws
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Drugs and alcohol related crime

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