The War on Drugs, legalization, decriminalization - around the world

The War on Drugs, legalization, decriminalization - around the world

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Article nytimes.com

The Failed War on Drugs - The New York Times


Attacking rampant drug abuse by trying to shut off the supply has not worked. We need to try a new approach.

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Article theguardian.com

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? - the Guardian (2017)


The long read: Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime

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Article inews.co.uk

Norway votes to decriminalise drugs and offer treatment instead of jail time - iNews (2017)


Norway’s parliament has voted to decriminalise drugs and offer treatment to addicts instead. 133 seats out of 175 voted in favour of decriminalising illega

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Article theconversation.com

Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here's why voters passed this groundbreaking reform - The Conversation


Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.

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Here's how Iceland radically cut teenage drug use - World Economic Forum


The relationship between people and the state has allowed an effective national programme to cut the rates of teenagers smoking and drinking to excess.

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The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief' - NPR - NPR.org


Journalist Stephen Kinzer reveals how CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the 1950s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against e...

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