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What Would Happen If We Ended ‘The War on Drugs’?

Most people’s initial reaction to the idea of ending ‘The War on Drugs’ is: “What?? That’s a horrible idea, everyone’s gonna turn into a junkie”. These people probably don’t know much about the psychology of addiction or how Portugal decriminalized all drugs and lo and behold, there weren’t drug addicts …

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What We Can Learn from Portugal’s War on Drugs

About a decade and a half ago, Portugal was having problems with hard drug abuse. Rather than increasing police forces and arresting all the users, they chose to decriminalize drugs including marijuana, cocaine, heroine and methamphetamine. Portugal invested in education and helping drug users get past their addiction. This change …

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