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Drug Abuse Down By Half After Decriminalization in Portugal 10 Years Ago – Forbes

Most people know that drug abuse and drug related crime would go down if drugs were decriminalized, but in the US we are still force fed propaganda about drugs from the government from kindergarten-graduation.

Please call your congressman/woman and tell them to support HR 2306 which will end the federal criminalization of Marijuana and give the power to the States to regulate as they see fit.

Article from Forbes: http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/07/05/ten-years-after-decriminalization-drug-abuse-down-by-half-in-portugal/

Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts.

Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half

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