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TalkingDrugs. (2020) Drug decriminalisation across the world.

External website: https://www.talkingdrugs.org/drug-decriminalisatio...


In the context of drug policy, ‘decriminalisation’ refers to the removal of criminal penalties for activities related to drug use. In some legal systems criminal penalties are replaced by civil sanctions, while in other systems no penalties are applied – please see the glossary for more detailed definitions.

Some form of decriminalisation has been adopted in 30 countries – with significant differences and levels of effectiveness. This interactive map on the website provides an overview of these models, offering insights into decriminalisation laws, their implementation and impact.

Item Type
Webpage
Publication Type
International, Web Resource
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
Date
January 2020
Publisher
Release
Corporate Creators
TalkingDrugs
Place of Publication
Leeds
EndNote

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