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Raging Pencils by Mike "Scrambles" Stanfill

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Hail! Hail, Lisbonia!

drug decriminalization in portugalThe following are the first and final, quite provocative, paragraphs from a story found on the Cato Institute web site:

On July 1, 2001, a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. Under the new legal framework, all drugs were "decriminalized," not "legalized." Thus, drug possession for personal use and drug usage itself are still legally prohibited, but violations of those prohibitions are deemed to be exclusively administrative violations and are removed completely from the criminal realm. Drug trafficking continues to be prosecuted as a criminal offense.

The data show that, judged by virtually every metric, the Portuguese decriminalization framework has been a resounding success. Within this success lie self-evident lessons that should guide drug policy debates around the world.

For the rest of the story, along with a more complete white paper on the subject, go here.


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Humpty Dumpty reads to his son.
"Schuman the Human sat on a wall, Schuman the Human had a great fall. All the King's lawyers and all the King's men, successfully fought Schuman's personal injury lawsuit as they had taken a lot of political contributions from the wall-contruction industry. The End."