Saturday, 3 September 2011

Drug Policy in Portugal: The benefits of decriminalising drug use

A new report has been published by the Open Society Foundation covering the benefits of decriminalising drug use.

The report explores the last decade of drug policy reform in Portugal, where since 2001 the responsibility of reducing demand has been with the Ministry of Health, rather than with the Ministry of Justice. Defying convention, drug-dependent persons have been viewed as patients rather than criminals.

The report by award-winning journalist Artur Domoslawski, is available for download from the Open Society.

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