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Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering | Business Insider

Portugal’s move to decriminalize does not mean people can carry around, use, and sell drugs free from police interference. That would be legalization. Rather, all drugs are “decriminalized,” meaning drug possession, distribution, and use is still illegal. While distribution and trafficking is still a criminal offence, possession and use is moved out of criminal courts and into a special court where each offender’s unique  situation is judged by legal experts, psychologists, and social workers. Treatment and further action is decided in these courts, where addicts and drug use is treated as a public health service rather than referring it to the justice system (like the U.S.), reports Fox News.

via Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering | Business Insider.

A Conversation on Drug Use and Laws with Carl Hart and E.R. Shipp

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From the 2013 Harlem Book Fair a conversation on drug use and laws between E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and journalist-in-residence at Morgan State University and Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.

CNN Puts Marijuana Smokers “Motor-Skills” to the Test :

Now that Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use, the issue of smoking [marijuana] and driving is becoming an increasingly relevant issue for American society today.

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Boy given pot to manage autism

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English: Discount Medical Marijuana cannabis shop at 970 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An Oregon family is using medical marijuana to calm their son’s autistic rage. KPTV covers this difficult story.

New Laws for Marijuana Lessen the Punishment for Use | Techyville

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The use of marijuana is becoming an increasingly mainstream activity every day. In recent years, I have noticed a definite movement toward normalizing an activity that once associated only with hippies and criminals. There are currently 18 states that have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes and a multitude of states that have decriminalized it to the point it only calls for payment of a fine as opposed to having to serve jail time.

via New Laws for Marijuana Lessen the Punishment for Use | Techyville.