In 2001 Portugal decriminalized the consumption of all drugs. Meanwhile, the Philippines deals with drug users by shooting them in the street or throwing them in prison. Neither approach eliminates the harm that drug abuse (and its secondary and tertiary effects) causes to individuals and society, but only one them reduces the harm while the other increases it. This Vice video compares the two countries' contrasting policies.
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Vice has an interesting video about what happens when neighboring countries have different drug policies. (Uncensored version here.) While Sweden rigidly sticks to its zero tolerance laws, liberal Denmark introduced drug consumption rooms (DCRs) in 2012, with special areas surrounding them where you won't get arrested for drug possession if it's for personal use. Copenhagen… READ THE REST
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