Why don’t we talk about Portugal more?

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

agenderwander:

eccentric-nae:

They decriminalized ALL drugs. Every single one. Yes, even that one. If you get caught w. more than a 10 days supply (what ever that means) of any drug you meet in front of a Doctor, Lawyer and Social worker about drug addiction. They may or may not give you a fine but essentially there’s no penalty.

AND IT WORKED! ADDICTION RATES DROPPED. HIV RATES IN INJECTION USERS DROPPED. DEATH BY DRUG OD PLUMMETED.

Potugal has shown us that when we treat drug addiction as a medical/health issue, instead of a moral one, it is more efficient.

here’s a good article on it

Amazing what you can achieve when you stop treating addicts like criminals and start treating them like human beings


from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com, posted on September 17, 2016 at 12:00PM. [direct link]

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