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What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs?


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two d criminalize notches marijuana i’m personally miss a neutralized all trucks
that everybody here the staff has different opinions everybody agrees over
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drugs i said do mall because i i as long as you make them illegal is
india black market this can be gangs ford it doesn’t help it turns out of course that one country
at least tried this and back in two thousand and one
portugal decriminalized all trucks now we’re talking about the force he’s
experiment before a minute seeing that it was going well with the nuns well a
new report is out after eleven years of this experiment i was a gone so far
while the numbers are and and they are astounding now we were told by all the fear mongers
my got a few decriminalizing then in the rope drug use is gonna run rampant well
what about all these poor kids who suffered from drug abuse and their
families and several so you’re going to happen dot gov but one status that and we said hey listen to be
decriminalizing doesn’t necessarily mean that numbers in to get worse they might
even get better i think they what so what happened in portugal they got better but they didn’t just get
a little better much better first of all you know previous ten years the number of drug attics being treated has dropped biet half import they cut the rate by fifty percent what happen i thought i was closer to a this far less drug addicts anything
that’s an impressive number drug-related diseases including a season
overdoses had been reduced by an even greater
numbers we know that those numbers might be
better if the government didn’t criminalize it in intrigued as some sort
of thing they should be locked up for free
usage right and but it turns out the even the
diction rates have gone down dramatically and now the drug usage rate
in portugal is among the lowest in the e_u_ it was a stunning success now the question for the rest of the
world of pertaining to the united states of america is are we all learn from
facts these people tried it it worked decriminalization works you
get last drug addicts not more are we going to be as usual stubborn in
senate through quite different europe delays in new york well i will be we’re gonna get and there
which used to be stupid that we get everything we deserve but i think we should actually listened
the facts and it just our strategy the war on
drugs is a horrible abysmal failure this time it and it it’s time to
decriminalizing drugs so that we have less gang warfare less
killing less people locked up for in a recent and actually less traumatic young turks

100 Comments

  1. GroinFaceGroin
    GroinFaceGroin August 23, 2013

    Vocês ficar doente e cansado de tudo muito fácil. lol

  2. Jorge Balata
    Jorge Balata August 23, 2013

    o estás a usar um tradutor terrivél o és mesmo burro xD

  3. Jorge Balata
    Jorge Balata August 24, 2013

    tu estavas a ser um otário nos comentários á meses e depois comecas-te a ter uma conversa comigo sem sentido nenhum adeus

  4. GroinFaceGroin
    GroinFaceGroin August 24, 2013

    Sinta-se livre para parar por Carmo de me dizer pessoalmente. Você quer meu endereço?

  5. João Miguel Gomes
    João Miguel Gomes August 31, 2013

    Agree with the drugs part but the grammar part… One of the first things you're thought when you start having English lessons is, you can't translate a name, like: my name is João and if I'm speaking in English it remains João not John.

  6. TheAquarius1978
    TheAquarius1978 August 31, 2013

    ye eu dou erros nisso tens rasão, tenho tendências para disléxico lol, quanto ao BIR não sei se tens rasão tendo em conta que é um acrónimo, massssssss tens rasão quando dizes que nomes não se traduzem, mas mais uma vez tem em atenção que BIR não é um " nome " e como tal não sei se a lei se aplica

  7. João Miguel Gomes
    João Miguel Gomes August 31, 2013

    Quando referi a gramatica estava a falar da coisa da BIR (não reparei em qualquer outros erros de gramatica) e tambem me deixas-te na duvida não sei se é correto traduzir ou não mas como bom portugues prefiro dizer BIR

  8. SoulAmvRE
    SoulAmvRE September 10, 2013

    YEs my friend a lesson to be learn here in the USA and in other parts of the world ok dumbasses OK DUMBASSES OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKK DUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  9. Rogerio Diogo
    Rogerio Diogo October 12, 2013

    Portugal in 10 years become the biggest consumer of drugs,
    they never had so many druggies checking for rehab…

    Muslim bullshit, they have a cartel of drugs in Europe, they want decriminalisation, so they can sell more.

    I wish Europe would grow their drugs, instead of paying Marrocos and Turkey to supply
    their drugs!!!

  10. Rogerio Diogo
    Rogerio Diogo October 15, 2013

    A new report come out and the YOUNG TURKS are lying!!!

  11. Rogerio Diogo
    Rogerio Diogo October 16, 2013

    The "Young Turds" are lying!!!

  12. miglespt97
    miglespt97 October 24, 2013

    You can't compare. The cost of living in Portugal is much cheaper than in England. You can make a good living with 2000 euros per month, were as in the UK you'd be miserable. Is there poverty? Yeah, but that is a result of the crisis, cause Portugal is not a shit country. Besides, you should have more respect, cause your comments are very insulting to Portuguese people like me, specially since they are ignorant.

  13. GroinFaceGroin
    GroinFaceGroin October 24, 2013

    The cost of living ain't that much cheaper dude. Hookers can be pretty damn expensive!.

  14. GroinFaceGroin
    GroinFaceGroin October 25, 2013

    So let me see if i got this right…You guys can insult whoever you want whenever you want, right? Like when you guys talk shit about other countries. How many times have I heard you fucks talk shit about America? Especially since the place is full of you guys. But when we talk shit back you guys whine like little bitches. There's a word for that. It's called "Hypocrisy".

  15. miglespt97
    miglespt97 October 29, 2013

    Did I talk shit about anyone, or anyplace. You're the shit disturber who appeared talking shit about a country you don't know at all, even though you're part Portuguese. Don't call me a fucking hypocrite.

  16. GroinFaceGroin
    GroinFaceGroin October 29, 2013

    Too late I just did. What makes you think I don't know "your" country anyway? 😛

  17. miglespt97
    miglespt97 October 29, 2013

    Your ignorant comments show that you don't shit.

  18. HellaimPt
    HellaimPt October 30, 2013

    Hey buddy, if you're a "pure blood portuguese" why do you hate Portugal so much?

  19. miglespt97
    miglespt97 November 6, 2013

    Do you have a wife and kids? If you do have a wife, is the total income of you plus your wife is 2000 pounds, cause that's what I'm saying. And pay for all your bills without gaining debt? And still have money left over to invest or buy other things, cause that's what I mean. When your kids go to University, 2000 pounds won't be enough to cover for University which I know is expensive in England.

  20. Master Damo
    Master Damo November 11, 2013

    Time for the world to Unite and decriminalise Cannabis. 

  21. Nick Benson
    Nick Benson December 11, 2013

    go Portugal ive never been but i love you your gov is the best in the world it seems

  22. Christopher Franko
    Christopher Franko January 20, 2014

    the closed captions are so effed up lol

  23. João Viegas
    João Viegas January 29, 2014

    why every1 assumes the decriminalize=legal? Its not legal, but you wont go to jail thats what decriminalize means, and by the way, selling druns is still illegal and you will go to jail if you do it

  24. Derek Kent
    Derek Kent May 9, 2014

    Don't get your hopes up folks. When the US prohibited the sale, production and consumption of alcohol in the 1920's, deaths from alcoholic poisoning rose twenty fold. The Mafia, which up to then had been nothing more than low level street gangs, made tens of billions. Enough to purchase several politicians and police forces. Other crime rates rocketed because people were forced to become criminals and associate with criminals to get their drug. Yet almost one hundred years later we still have the exact same blinkered view of drugs. Plus in the USA the plantations… Sorry private prisons need a plentiful supply of slave labor. Ironic that hundreds of thousands of US jobs were lost due to jobs themselves being sent to prison. On the positive side of which there are more poor people committing crimes to survive providing more slave labor. It's like they're following the jobs.

    The UK is even worse. There is a knee jerk reaction to the decriminalization of drugs. Currently the myth is that skunk causes schizophrenia. Based on one single study that is even more deeply flawed than the MMR fiasco. If you look at the data you will find that there is about a 2% increase in schizophrenia in those exposed to massive amounts of weed from their early teens. The margin of error for this study is about 5% which means that it's entirely possible heavy smoking of marijuana reduces the risk of developing schizophrenia. Unfortunately we also have the parents of schizophrenics believing their child developed the condition only after they smoked. Whereas it's generally the case that their child was self medicating due to the early symptoms. If we tell them it's homeopathic they'll buy skunk by the ship load.

    Let's put it like this. Which would you rather your Heroin addicted 18 year old daughter do? Walk the streets sleeping with three or four strangers a night for drug money OR Pop down to the pharmacy when she's hurting. It's so hard to choose isn't it.

  25. Derek Kent
    Derek Kent May 18, 2014

    Does anyone know of a source of genuinely scientific studies done on the real risks of drugs? I mean ones that didn't set out to prove they are fatal to everyone and everything. I found one study indicating that if you smoked dope 50+ times in your life you are 600% more likely to develop schizophrenia. At the same place I found that if you are left handed you are 400% more likely to develop Schizophrenia. The further I looked into the various studies the more risk factors I found. What I've noted is that with three or four of these (Not uncommon) risk factors your chance of developing Schizophrenia is so high that not only you develop the condition but half your family does as well. And they don't even have to use the drug.

    For example if you have ever spent time in intensive care you have an 80% chance of developing clinical depression and have increased risks of developing Schizophrenia. It was a long time ago but I've studied toxicology and epidemiology to degree level, as well as psychology and statistics. So I've got this hunch these studies are all done in Applied Bullshit. I'm pretty sure if I used the same methodology I could prove lung cancer causes smoking. (That's not even a joke when you see how the data is collected and analysed.)

  26. chrismsilva
    chrismsilva June 11, 2014

    As a portuguese i think we should stop being pussies and full-on legalize some drugs, the numbers should maintain since we already have it decriminalized but it would bring revenue to our crippled economy and remove the (almost non existant here) stygma associated with abuse and just help the addics, as we already do here.

  27. Matt Garcia
    Matt Garcia September 1, 2014

    listening to facts? what planet do you come from?

  28. William Desmond
    William Desmond September 17, 2014

    I think we might have to test this for at least five-seven more years because a good scientific experiment says that you must repeat the experiment multiple times. I think we should decriminalize them because i know this from tp my fellow classmates that people like to go against authority and taking drugs is the most extreme way to do it, other than killing someone else. So decriminalizing it would help young people not do it. However, we need to tell kids of it before it actually goes into effect. Because of they just do it then people may just be rushing to stores to get it. At least kids trying to illegally do it (because I'm suspecting they'd have an age barrier on these).

  29. sal7t5
    sal7t5 September 18, 2014

    if you ended the war on drugs in the US half the cops would be unemployed or just looking for more ridiculous reasons to arrest people.

  30. GalacticCowboy
    GalacticCowboy October 8, 2014

    1:53 – who is responsible for the immortalised thud?

  31. carlos 2otto2
    carlos 2otto2 October 11, 2014

    portugal is just awesome

  32. Peter Caulton
    Peter Caulton October 14, 2014

    and less robberies

  33. Nebojsa Galic
    Nebojsa Galic October 19, 2014

    Your war on drugs is a disaster because you are idiots. You need to star attacking DEALERS. I`m talking mass public executions. Also start bringing addicts into public schools(with police protection obviously) show kids first hand what drugs do to a person. And anyone calling me a communist or fascist should see what a drug addict looks like to.

  34. iNFaunTae
    iNFaunTae October 26, 2014

    All Drugs should be legalized! Including psychedelics and Weed.

  35. Predatory Tunicate
    Predatory Tunicate November 7, 2014

    As a Dutch person i say… Welcome to the club Portugal ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  36. Agent76
    Agent76 December 19, 2014

    Big Pharma wants everybody hooked on pills verses a cure used for centuries!

  37. rodrigo samuel
    rodrigo samuel December 30, 2014

    as a portuguese person i have to add one thing:drugs are legal here ofc but you can only have a limited amount of it for  limited time 

  38. bhuddahigh
    bhuddahigh December 30, 2014

    WTF 2001 why the fuck weren't we told about this in 2001 is everything still legal??? Sum1 answer

  39. Jose Antonio Garciarivas
    Jose Antonio Garciarivas January 22, 2015

    Right Up Turks!

  40. Kalecimus
    Kalecimus February 7, 2015

    Just because it worked in Portugal it doens't mean it will work everywhere else, every nation is diferent, research needs to be done first.

  41. Infinity Pool
    Infinity Pool March 12, 2015

    Can't wait till me generation becomes the next politicians and business men. Its up to us to run this country that you guys screwed up.

     We're going to have to deal with the debt we're going to have to deal with terrorism and all of the big problems that you guys have laid for us.

  42. Mike H
    Mike H March 12, 2015

    It's not that it's totally legal to take drugs in portugal. The sentence is mandatory rehab

  43. José Soares
    José Soares March 26, 2015

    To be clear it's only legal on really small amounts. But beign decriminalized means we don't treat addicts as criminals but sick people

  44. OutShout
    OutShout May 2, 2015

    https://www.iceheadshop.co.uk/?Click=20001

  45. hamiltino
    hamiltino May 7, 2015

    The world is run by corporations.

  46. Agent76
    Agent76 May 16, 2015

    FYI: On Oct. 7, 2003, the US government issued Patent No. 6,630,507.

    Actor Michael J. Fox and many millions of other Americans — my dear late wife, Tricia, included — could have gotten very excited about this development back then.

    But it was, apparently, not the sort of thing Washington wanted advertised.

    Patent No. 6,630,507, you see, is for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Most people would simply refer to this as medical marijuana.

    Who got that patent? The US government gave this patent to itself.

    Just so you understand me, this is the same US government that has been fighting the use of marijuana as a drug. Yet its own scientists were claiming a decade ago that marijuana had been effective against a number of diseases.

    http://nypost.com/2013/09/11/feds-patented-medical-marijuana-even-when-they-were-fighting-it/

  47. Stevens Garage
    Stevens Garage August 12, 2015

    Imagine the amount of money if marijuana (just marijuana) was never criminalized. There could be billions of dollars of scholarships, or veteran programs or lower vehicle registration prices. The amount of money spent is insane. Jail doesn't help an addict.

  48. Ministry of Truth
    Ministry of Truth August 22, 2015

    Wake Up USA!

    "I couldn't have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you."
    – Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico

  49. Dave Gomes
    Dave Gomes September 15, 2015

    There are still way to much drug users in portugal, IMO

  50. MakeTheEUGreatAgain
    MakeTheEUGreatAgain September 16, 2015

    DRUGS ARE NOT LEGAL IN PORTUGAL!! The diffrence is that in Portugal it isn't a crime to have small portions of drugs, meaning that you won't go to jail. But it is still illegal, meaning that the police can take it from you and fine you or send you to rehab. You still can't have drugs by law.

  51. racin ly
    racin ly September 22, 2015

    portugal undefeated

  52. Jack Climber
    Jack Climber October 15, 2015

    I'm 23. It's going to have to happen in my generation to enlighten people that some drugs are able to counteract the negative drugs. That's why drug usage has gone down 50% in Portugal. Some drugs are going to show people their reality and if they are causing pain and suffering for their family members by taking a certain drug (heroin for example, is dangerous and must be researched some more before it can be medically accounted for as an asset in society). It's not surprising (to me at least) that The Netherlands seem to appear ahead in drug-related reactions as cannabis has been legal there for quite some time and still many people there look down on people that smoke cannabis. They either have never smoked it before, or they've been there done that, on to bigger priorities. As progressive societies tend to go. It's time to give drugs as much attention as we give politics and start looking at them as solutions. The "War on Drugs" is the "Terrorism on People."

  53. first last
    first last November 10, 2015

    it's the only logical solution treat addiction as a health issue same as prostitution people are going to do them anyway then we could tax that shite

  54. Dreaming Of Being Free
    Dreaming Of Being Free November 17, 2015

    Portugal did the right thing.Hope that the United States, can learn from that.Also the Portuguese doctors in Portugal and the Azores Island,are number 1.

  55. Leonilde Filipe
    Leonilde Filipe January 1, 2016

    heres how it truly works (bad english alert)
    kids want danger drugs means 2 dangers overdose and cops (which we eliminated that danger) and thus eliminating 50 % of the danger and kids

  56. Uno G
    Uno G January 25, 2016

    Legalizing drugs would lead to massive job losses within police departments and prison guards 3/4 of jails would have to close. The "justice" industry would never allow that. I'm surprised the US didn't bomb Portugal when they decided to try this they normally threatens any nation going soft on drugs with terrible retributions.

  57. Duarte Araujo
    Duarte Araujo February 3, 2016

    Drugs in Portugal are not legal they are decriminalized if are addict to drugs you are a patient and not a criminal

  58. someguy131415
    someguy131415 February 7, 2016

    But wait no we can't have that, then one one-hundredth of the population wouldn't be able to bully the rest of us with a pointless and outdated policy, based in ignorance and greed rather than logic.

  59. Maria José Valente
    Maria José Valente February 7, 2016

    Decriminilize the drugs are not enoughf. What make it a success is the access to the health treatments. What was decriminilize was only the consume, but if you have more than certain grams you will put in jaill

  60. Tito67024
    Tito67024 February 14, 2016

    This is true!!!
    We conquer more respect and less drug addicted in the street's

  61. João Cerqueira
    João Cerqueira February 21, 2016

    WRONG I live in Portugal and is not legal .a person not go to jail if they have a small dose of cannabis for personal use but still charge whith minor crime.Portugal have less adicts becouse the best services in the last decades and social programs to help heroin dependents .The Young turks are wrong in the facts, Portugal have more consumers of recreative drugs cocaine and cannabis then ever, and at younger age.

  62. 444suse
    444suse February 25, 2016

    Finland used heroin as prescription drug many decades with no serious addiction problems (especially compared alcoholism and tobacco). In 1948 some 145 kilos (about 29 million doses of 5 mg – world highest figures) was used. Then America and United Nations started fierce propaganda campaign towards Finnish liberal heroin attitude. The main reason why Finland finally abandoned heroin was not addiction problem (there wasn't such a thing) but because Finland wanted to become new member of United Nations. The idea that heroin doesn't hook user but that user hooks heroin is very poorly understood by mainstream media and politicians.

  63. PS4&Beer
    PS4&Beer March 2, 2016

    It's the old cereal box rule. If you put one box of cereal on top your refrigerator; everyone will eat it right away. If you put 10 boxes on top of your refrigerator no one will touch them.

  64. dafuzzymonster
    dafuzzymonster March 11, 2016

    The uk is in europe and its as backwards as the US

  65. Leonardo Cabrera
    Leonardo Cabrera March 12, 2016

    Because people can learn of the users, and the normal people won´t make some mistakes, because they can see it in others, they can choose. Off course is better. Probed once again. Greetings to Portugal 🙂 from Uruguay

  66. Cake Jurtis
    Cake Jurtis April 24, 2016

    STOP!!!! please read the fifth word in the video title before commenting.

  67. Joe Mama
    Joe Mama May 17, 2016

    the war on drugs was a wonderful excuse to have a reason to break everyone's civil rights, they even admitted to it, and you know what there is nothing we can or will do about it and they know it,

  68. Joe Mama
    Joe Mama May 17, 2016

    but if America legalized drugs there would be very little crime, no gangs killing for turf, won't need all these prisons, cops, people could walk the streets without fear, without guns to protect themselves from some junkie who will harm you for $ for there fix. is that really a world we want to live in???

  69. Ellie James
    Ellie James May 30, 2016

    Yes. decriminalize all recreational drugs

  70. Sandro Silva
    Sandro Silva July 26, 2016

    portugal number 1

  71. Nelson Fernandes
    Nelson Fernandes August 12, 2016

    You cannot JUST decriminalize it! In portugal, 90% of the money used on the "war on drugs" goes to rehab, needle exchange programs and such, and only 10% is used in policing/punishment. Having an universal free healthcare system first is essencial, so you can see and treat addicts like people with a health problem rather than criminals.

  72. PORTUGUESE CHANNEL
    PORTUGUESE CHANNEL August 27, 2016

    Portugal

  73. Paul Blake
    Paul Blake September 23, 2016

    The same fear mongering paranoia happened at the end of the Vietnam war. Thousands of military men were using heroin in Vietnam! And the American fear was that they would come home and our streets would be flooded with addicts…WRONG, the vast majority of soldiers came home, stopped using, and settled down, DUH!

  74. Jim Sigs
    Jim Sigs September 26, 2016

    "Rat Park" is a great experiment showing the true causes of addiction

  75. WXIIIR
    WXIIIR October 20, 2016

    I hate Cenk, but, as a Portuguese who lived through the 90's where the use of hard drugs in Portugal was rampant, I can attest that these measures do work. However, TYT goes into a quite contradictory position because they do take that same hardline stance about guns, in short, when you're very passionate about a subject objectivity goes out the window it seems.

  76. Ferdinand Magellan
    Ferdinand Magellan November 22, 2016

    This is a lie. Im 17, live in portugal and if a cop cathces you smoking a joint you are in trouble

  77. Pedro Gomes
    Pedro Gomes January 21, 2017

    Portugal decriminalized all drugs, they didn't legalize them. You can not buy drugs in a legal store you just don't get in jail for consuming drugs. Instead you are notified to attend psychological consultations to assess your level of addiction and then treated accordingly (if you happen to show evidence of addiction)

  78. Rodrigo Russi
    Rodrigo Russi January 27, 2017

    But the difference between Portugal and the us is you can't buy but you can smoke … You can have but you can't sell …

  79. andreastheshadow
    andreastheshadow February 12, 2017

    Decriminalising them is great and all but legalising them is the way to go, because it means the drug market ceases to exist, it brings in money for the government and will help contribute to society, and as for addicts well rehab will still exist and with the influx of money would likely become better besides it's their body after all and so long as only they are affected by it, it is their choice entirely.

  80. Vini Franchelli
    Vini Franchelli February 16, 2017

    portugal didnt really decriminalize them they just severely reduced punishments for small amounts. they are not regulated or taxed like alcohol and you cant just go into a corner shop and ask for 3 grams of coke and 10 ecstacy pills. no country has tried to legalise and regulate all drugs yet

  81. Ana Tomé
    Ana Tomé February 28, 2017

    Greetings from Portugal,
    It's important to remind that drug addicts caught with drugs/consuming drugs are forced to do rehab. Also consuming is not a crime but selling it is and you still go to jail for selling drugs. We see drugs addicts as people that need help not criminals.

  82. Sveer Ler
    Sveer Ler April 7, 2017

    Lol The Young fucks support's the leftist globalism agenda and the entire "war on drugs" was made by the leftist's to ensure money goes to the government and not to the people. with private jails, government makes money on putting people in them.

  83. nayrb Francisco
    nayrb Francisco April 25, 2017

    Portugal. oh no coming in the wrong way.. legalizing drugs?????

  84. HANDYMANNY lopez
    HANDYMANNY lopez April 30, 2017

    the reason why we don't legalize its because they may more money of off it being illegal,the government lets the kingpins get bigggg the locks them up take their money,I wouldn't doubt they are the biggest drug dealers ,remember the opium wars between China and great Britain ,it was because Britain wanted to force China into buying opium FROM Britain but today it wouldn't be politically correct,so being illegal they can still run the business and keep others away by locking them up so it looks like the. system works but it don't,legalize it and focus on helping the sick…remember prohibition,it doesn't work.

  85. 72Yonatan
    72Yonatan May 7, 2017

    People seem to be missing the main point here: that decriminalization of small amounts of drugs held in personal use has led to many people seeking treatment without fear of repercussions and criminal records. That is what has led to the decrease in the use of harmful drugs.

  86. _ TerrorFy
    _ TerrorFy May 11, 2017

    If drugs are legal, the black market of drugs wouldn't exist. Teens that's trying to be 'special' wouldn't do drugs since everyone could get a hand on it. You should be able to do anything to YOUR OWN body in a free country, not told by the government that you can't choose a type of suicide in use of drugs

  87. Lichtblick
    Lichtblick July 5, 2017

    I want to move to Portugal. Who will move with me?

  88. Liam Tahaney
    Liam Tahaney July 7, 2017

    "if we are going to actively chose to be stupid, we get everything we deserve." Unfortunately very true…

  89. IndustrialDonut
    IndustrialDonut July 13, 2017

    poorly articulated but yeah this is a must

  90. Susan Banga
    Susan Banga July 15, 2017

    The war on drugs is a compete failure and brought us to where we are today. The only way is a complete reversal, let those who want to use use, I do not want to have to be turned down by a doctor if I want pain relief. It is firstly a mental health and phsyical health matter. Dont punish those who have already been and are punished by their own addictions.

  91. Darron Charlesworth
    Darron Charlesworth July 18, 2017

    One thing to add is that funding for help programs and other assistance increased as funds previously used for enforcement were re-directed toward aid programs. What many places would do is make a change on one side but fail to follow through with the follow up. I think it's brilliant and that all countries should follow but legalisation or decriminalisation must be backed up with the correct support programs to make it work.

  92. Bender Rodriguez
    Bender Rodriguez September 14, 2017

    I don't have any proof and don't believe this for sure but I imagine groups in our government use drugs to make money off the books in order to fund secret programs all around the world. Just seems like a great opportunity.

  93. the king of cool
    the king of cool September 27, 2017

    CR7 did his job well.

  94. charlie charlie
    charlie charlie December 22, 2017

    How will big pharma and private prisons survive.

  95. ericktwelve11
    ericktwelve11 January 20, 2018

    There's still junkies flowing around and drug dealers are still selling so I don't why people say decriminalization works which means drug dealer can sell freely.

  96. KingJustice98
    KingJustice98 February 22, 2018

    Portugal still incarcerates people who sell illegal drugs. The majority of people in US prison for drug crimes are dealers not users. Portugal has higher unemployment, lower GDP per capita than the US.

  97. Novo_Eden
    Novo_Eden April 14, 2018

    Portugal is a first world country with a small population and decent police / education / healthcare
    I don't think Portugal counts as an example for other places suffering with the Drug War (like my country, Brazil)

  98. Capronice
    Capronice June 11, 2018

    Now 2018 and war on drugs continues to fail. They have even stopped doctors from giving their patients proper pain medication. The media and government are saying people who suffer from chronic pain are addicted. Doctors are being prosecuted for medicating their patients and now doctors are so frustrated that though they are are able to prescribe pain medication that would rather not. So now they have pain clinic which make their money forcing their patients to see them every month and pay for drug testing. Patients now must pay every month for their pills when before they could buy a 90 day supply. They have to pay for a doctors visit every month along with drug testing. Not only that, the pain clinic personnel are no longer treating patient like a person. They treat them like they are druggies who can not be trusted. The entire process is a scam. Medication industry is all about how to make money.

  99. Nuno Loureiro
    Nuno Loureiro June 18, 2018

    I'm Portuguese and live heir love it , but was raised in u.s.a NJ Newark

  100. Elijah Lees
    Elijah Lees February 20, 2019

    I say legalize all drugs and keep them unregulated even heroin, it would reduce the human population to sustainable levels while bringing back natural selection into the mix.

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