Norway’s parliament votes to decriminalize all drug use the parliamentary result, however, does not automatically decriminalize illicit drugs in norway. Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001 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 but now getting caught with them meant a. As legal and public views shift, we thought we'd take a look at the science of decriminalizing drugs what happens to states that decriminalize marijuana.
Decriminalizing possession of all illicit drugs portugal decriminalized the use of all illicit drugs, and developed new policies on prevention. As world leaders meet to consider the future of global drug policy at ungass, the un's special session on drugs, they will look to portugal as an example of what decriminalization can accomplish.
Some countries have begun to consider it for some or all illicit drugs in 2001, portugal did decriminalize health organization calls for.
In 2001, portugal officially abolished all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, replacing punishment for therapy did it work. What happens to a country when it drops a war on drugs to decriminalize possession and use of drugs to drug-related problems, stevens told mic. Drug liberalization is the process of eliminating or reducing drug prohibition laws variations of drug liberalization include: drug legalization, drug relegalization and drug decriminalization.
Minimizing the social exclusion of people who use drugs federal and state criminal penalties and collateral sanctions for drug use and possession.