What drugs are legal in Portugal?

Many people point to Portugal as an example for the United States to emulate in dealing with illicit drugs. But Portugal’s experience is often misunderstood. Although it decriminalized the use of all illicit drugs in small amounts in 2001, including heroin and cocaine, that’s different from making them legal.

Possession has remained prohibited by Portuguese law, and criminal penalties are still applied to drug growers, dealers and traffickers. Despite this, the law was still associated with a nearly 50% decrease in convictions and imprisonments of drug traffickers from 2001 to 2015.

Dutch Drug Policy

All drugs are forbidden in the Netherlands. It is illegal to produce, possess, sell, import and export drugs. However, the government designed a drug policy with tolerates smoking cannabis under strict terms and conditions.

Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it — Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one. The drugs were still illegal, of course.

The 8 Most Addictive Legal Drugs

  1. Alcohol. Alcohol isn’t as addictive as illegal drugs like heroin or crystal meth, but it’s still highly dangerous. …
  2. Nicotine. One of the most accessible legal drugs, nicotine is also the most addictive. …
  3. Opioids. …
  4. Benzodiazepines. …
  5. ADHD Meds. …
  6. Ambien. …
  7. Prescription Cough Syrup. …
  8. Anabolic steroids.
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According to German Law, narcotics are the substances and preparations listed in Annexes I to III of the Narcotics Law. Hashish, marihuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, amphetamines, opium and morphine all belong to this category.

What country has the harshest drug laws?

The 20 Countries with the Harshest Drug Laws in the World

  • Malaysia. In Malaysia, those who sell drugs can be punished with death. …
  • China. In China, if you are caught with drugs, you could be forced to attend drug rehab in a facility run by the government. …
  • Vietnam. …
  • Iran. …
  • Thailand. …
  • Dubai. …
  • Saudi Arabia. …
  • Singapore.

Can we drink tap water in Amsterdam?

Tap water in Amsterdam is clean, safe, and delicious. You can simply enjoy water from the tap. … You can drink water from the tap everywhere in the Netherlands. And it is much cheaper than buying bottled water in the supermarket.

So while legalization would likely lead to more addiction and overdoses, chances are that would still be less harm than the suffering tied to the hundreds of thousands of drug-related arrests each year, the thousands of deaths linked to violence from the black market for drugs, and overdoses linked to impure drugs that …

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