Decriminalisation in Portugal: Setting the Record Straight.

What you need to know:

-Drug-related deaths have remained below the EU average since 2001
-The proportion of prisoners sentenced for drugs has fallen from 40% to 15%
-Rates of drug use have remained consistently below the EU average

This briefing updates our 2016 report on Portugal’s groundbreaking reforms, and marks the 20th anniversary of their introduction.


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