How Portugal Successfully Decriminalized Drugs
Via: Rehab Info
By 1998, about 60% of arrests for drug offenses in Portugal were for possession and use — most were not for sales of drugs, where the problem lay. Overcrowded jails and the price of incarceration versus treatment are just a couple of reasons why a country might consider decriminalizing drugs. Other motivations include increased availability of treatment and even a decrease in drug use. Portugal decriminalized drugs ten years ago; find out how the country has fared in its own tactics in the war on drugs.