14 Years After Decriminalizing Drugs, One Chart Shows Why Portugal’s Bold Risk Paid Off
Reason to celebrate.
"So how did it all happen? The answer doesn't lie in decriminalization as much as what it liberates the state from. As Johann Hari notes in Chasing the Scream, a book on the international war on drugs that includes reporting from Portugal, "In the United States, 90% of the money spent on drug policy goes to policing and punishment, with 10% going to treatment and prevention. In Portugal, the ratio is the exact opposite.""Posted on 2017-07-29T02:53:03+0000