Drug Decriminalisation in Portugal: Lessons for creating fair and successful drug policies

Published: 
2 Abril 2009
Author: 
Greenwald,G.

This reports examines how Portugal implemented the decriminalisation of drugs into law and how it functions in practise. The effects of this policy are outlined and compared to countries who continue to criminalise drugs. It concludes that it has been a widespread success and stresses the importance of other countries recognising these benefits.