Your question: When did Portugal legalize drugs?

In July 2001, Portugal decriminalized the personal use and possession of all illicit drugs.

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.

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.

What can we learn from the Portuguese decriminalization of illicit drugs?

It concludes that contrary to predictions, the Portuguese decriminalization did not lead to major increases in drug use. Indeed, evidence indicates reductions in problematic use, drug-related harms and criminal justice overcrowding.

Is Portugal hot in February?

In February Portugal generally has quite mild and wet weather, although you can go to places that offer some good winter sun. There’s different weather around Portugal, with the south having a fairly typical Mediterranean climate, while the Gulf Stream warms things up further up the west coast.

What is the best month to visit Lisbon?

The best time to visit Lisbon is either from March to May or September to October, because the weather is still warm, hotel rates are cheaper and there are fewer crowds than in summer. In those seasons, you might also be able to squeeze in a few beach days. The summer sees hot temperatures and crowded shores.

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