Tag: Portugal

Obama Rebukes Latin America on Call to End War on Drugs

President Obama shrugged off Latin American leaders’ calls for a new approach to drug policy

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights

Interview: “The Bunk Police” Testing Drugs at Music Festivals

A group of festival goers calling themselves the Bunk Police are on a mission to test the purity of some of the illegal drugs being sold on shakedown streets of music festivals around the country. They’re finding that more often than not, things are not what they seem.

Drug Decriminalization In Portugal, Eight Years Later

Portugal decriminalized all recreational drugs in 2001. The country’s experiment turned out to be a great success. This July 1 BBC report on the results indicates that while drug abuse remains a problem for some Portuguese, the country’s decision to emphasize treatment over prosecution has led to declining drug use in addition to emptier prisons….