- Oct 9, 2006
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- Super Tottenham....from the Lane.
This.Yes, by decriminalising, Portugal has been able to address lots of social issues.
Do note, that decriminalisation should not be conflated with legalisation. They're two separate notions and most people are going to see decriminalisation and throw a hissy fit because they don't want a free-reign for drugs, when in reality that's not the case at all.
Decriminalisation works. Portugal and the Netherlands are evidence of this.
Tougher laws, heavy handed policing and longer sentences do not work. If they did, there would be no drug problem such is how the use of drugs is legislated across most jurisdictions.
But whilst we have narrow minded puritans who use a book of fairytales as their moral compass driving the debate, the "war" on drugs will never be won.