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The War on Drugs

Lessons from Portugal about Ending the Drug War

January 23, 2018 – Dan Mitchell …… In 2001, . . . Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. … The opioid crisis soon stabilised, and the ensuing years saw dramatic drops in problematic drug use, HIV and hepatitis infection rates, overdose deaths, drug-related crime and incarceration rates. Continue reading →

A Basic Principle about Drug Laws

November 23, 2017 – Jacob Hornberger …… Drug laws bring into existence drug gangs. It’s just a basic principle of economics. If you like drug gangs and the violence that comes with them, then you should support drug laws. If you oppose drug gangs and their violence, you should oppose drug laws. Continue reading →