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2nd Australian Report on Illicit Drugs What can we learn from Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland & Sweden

2nd Australian Report on Illicit Drugs What can we learn from Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland & Sweden | Heroin and decriminalisation | Scoop.it

The Report focuses on What Australia can learn from the experiences of three countries (Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands) which have liberalised their drug regimes in some way, and one country (Sweden) which has followed a strict law enforcement policy

http://www.australia21.org.au/publications/press_releases/A21_Alternatives_to_Prohibition_SEP_12.pdf

 


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Decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal was not a success, says Dr Manuel Pinto Coelho

Decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal was not a success, says Dr Manuel Pinto Coelho | Heroin and decriminalisation | Scoop.it

Dr Pinto Coelho, President of the Association for a Drug Free Portugal, argues that viewing drug addicts as sick means the line between dealers and consumers is blurred. 'There is now in Portugal a trivialisation. It is more trivial then it was before. I'm not happy with this,' he said.

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VIDEO 33mins:VIDEO 33mins: The Stream: Debating Drugs - Decriminalise Them? Lessons from Portugal

VIDEO 33mins:VIDEO 33mins: The Stream: Debating Drugs - Decriminalise Them? Lessons from Portugal | Heroin and decriminalisation | Scoop.it
We look at the applicability of Portugal's successful drug decriminalisation programme in the US.

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Portugal's Fix - video

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SBS Dateline story on the outcomes of Portugal's drug decriminalisation strategy.


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What effect has decriminalising drugs had in Portugal?

What effect has decriminalising drugs had in Portugal? | Heroin and decriminalisation | Scoop.it

Following Sir Richard Branson's appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Melanie Phillips waded into the debate on BBC's Question Time to lambaste Portugal's record following its own decriminalisation of drugs in 2011. Full Fact examines the debate surrounding the issue.


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Portugal and the drug war

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The decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal has been a success, but austerity measures may threaten drug treatment.

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