So I just read parts of this article which was a interesting read. Here is one of the more interesting quotes:
The resulting effect: a drastic reduction in addicts, with Portuguese officials and reports highlighting that this number, at 100,000 before the new policy was enacted, has been halved in the following ten years. Portugal's drug usage rates are now among the lowest of EU member states, according to the same report.
So, what does everyone think about this? I've always thought that honestly we should do the same thing. People in the end tend to actually regulate themselves. It goes without saying that when you make things taboo it always tends to attract more people to do those things. If this were to be adopted in other countries do you think we could eventually see global drug use decline?