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Drug decriminalization in Portugal

Glenn Greenwald

Drug decriminalization in Portugal

lessons for creating fair and successful drug policies

by Glenn Greenwald

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Published by CATO Institute in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug legalization -- Portugal,
  • Drug control -- Portugal

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGlenn Greenwald.
    ContributionsCato Institute.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV5840.P8 G74 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30 p. ;
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23947298M
    LC Control Number2009366340

    In response to this emergency, Portugal launched its decriminalization program that year, and the rest is history. Overdose deaths have plummeted by 80 percent, while the percentage of drug users diagnosed with new HIV infections fell from 52 percent in to 7 percent in Portugal is one of the pioneer in 'decriminalization' drug policy using 'harm reduction' approach, along with Switzerland, because most of the countries in the world are still implementing.

      Drug use is an increasing problem in Portugal. In response, following the advice of a select committee, the Portuguese government has recently issued a number of laws implementing a strong harm-reductionistic orientation. The flagship of these laws is the decriminalization of the use and possession for use of by:   Compared to the European Union and the U.S., Portugal's drug use numbers are impressive. Following decriminalization, Portugal had the lowest rate of lifetime marijuana use in people over 15 in the E.U.: 10%. The most comparable figure in America is in people over %.

      Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it – Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one. The drugs were still illegal, of course.   Drug Decriminalization in History. In Portugal, drugs are still illegal, but any user carrying less than 10 days’ worth of illicit substances will simply have their supply confiscated. They will Author: Serene Desiree.


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Drug decriminalization in Portugal by Glenn Greenwald Download PDF EPUB FB2

Portugal has been the first country to fully decriminalize all drugs usage since ; July 1st to be exact. According to the report, after 5 years of the decriminalization Drug decriminalization in Portugal book have been implemented, study shows that drug use within the country decreased tremendously/5.

In a HuffPost Live interview Monday, British author Johann Hari, who explores the battle in his book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, pointed to one country the U.S. could take a cue from: Portugal. "Portugal has got a huge amount to teach us," Hari told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

"In the year   Abstract. On July 1,a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. Under the new legal framework, all drugs Cited by:   Also examined is the political climate in Portugal both pre‐ and postdecriminalization with regard to drug policy, and the impetus that led that nation to adopt decriminalization.

Since Portugal decriminalized drugs 14 years ago, governments and drug policy experts around the world have scrutinized data about drug use coming out of the : Zeeshan Aleem. ByPortugal decriminalized the use of all drugs and transformed Portuguese society.

“The national policy is to treat each individual differently. The secret is for us to be present,” Portugal’s drug czar, João Goulão, told Susana Ferreira, a writer for The Guardian. of drug use in portugal The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme (BFDPP, ) is a non-governmental initiative dedicated to providing a rigorous independent review of the effectiveness of national and international drug policies.

A study found that since Portugal approved the new national strategy in that led to decriminalization, the per capita social cost of drug misuse decreased by 18%.Author: Naina Bajekal.

Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it — Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs Author: Chris Ingraham.

This chart shows key developments since Portugal decriminalized drugs in E-Books, etc. More Information Then & Now Portugal's Drug Decriminalization by Niall McCarthy. Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: Learning from a Health and Human-Centered Approach.

Since Portugal enacted drug decriminalization inthe number of people voluntarily entering treatment has increased significantly, overdose deaths and HIV infections among people who use drugs have plummeted, incarceration for drug-related offenses has decreased, and rates of problematic and adolescent drug.

On July 1,a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, includ-ing cocaine and heroin.

Under the new legal framework, all drugs were “decriminalized,” not. This month, Portugal celebrates fourteen years of drug decriminalization. The grand experiment is now considered a happy success considering it was adopted out of desperation and in the face of dire warnings from proponents of the global drug war.

The story of decriminalization in Portugal has become a kind of screen onto which drug policy agendas are projected. 2 It has been misapplied as a precedent that can speak to questions of legalization and misconstrued as a more radical policy change than it in.

In Aprilthe Cato Institute published a White Paper about the "decriminalization" of drugs in Portugal, paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project Data about the heroin usage rates of year-olds from EMCDDA were used in the report to claim that "decriminalization" has had no adverse effect on drug usage rates and that drug-related pathologies - such as sexually transmitted diseases and deaths due.

THE PORTUGUESE MODEL FOR DECRIMINALIZING DRUG USE Context and Description In response to the increasing harms caused by the heroin epidemic in Portugal, the government approved Law 30/ that removed criminal sanctions for drug use and the illicit possession of small amounts of all drugs for personal use.

Under theFile Size: KB. Sixteen years ago, Portugal took a leap and decriminalized the possession of all drugs — everything from marijuana to heroin, and by most measures, the move has paid off. Portuguese authorities no longer arrest anyone hold. safe to say that claims by drug legalization advocates regarding the impact of Portugal’s drug policy exceed the existing scientific basis.

1 Glenn Greenwald, “Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies,” Cato Institute, 2 Greenwald, p. 3 Greenwald, pp.

4 Greenwald, p. European Drug Report Trends and developments/EMCDDA. And a widely cited study published in in the British Journal of Criminology found that after decriminalization, Portugal Author: Zeeshan Aleem. alone incarcerated, merely for possessing a drug. The Portuguese Decriminalization Model InPortuguese legislators enacted a comprehensive form of decriminalization of low-level possession and consumption of all illicit drugs and reclassified these activities as administrative violations.

Alongside decriminalization, Portugal significantly. In contrast, Portugal undertook a monumental experiment: It decriminalized the use of all drugs ineven heroin and cocaine, and unleashed a. The long read: Since it decriminalised all drugs inPortugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.In contrast, Portugal may be winning the war on drugs – by enpding it.

Today, the Health Ministry estimates that only ab Portuguese use heroin, down fromwhen the policy began.