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I am adamant about the legalization of all drugs and substances, but I don't get much support from other members of the nursing community. Are my ideas that radical? Has anyone had a change in mind... Read More

  1. Visit  morte profile page
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    Quote from OC_An Khe
    Portugal decriminalized drugs 10 years ago. They treat people who use drugs as patients. They have recently released a 10 year follow up study. If you are interested in this topic, without regard to your position on the topic, i think you will find it interesting.
    I am a bit lazy, this fine sunday morn, do you have a link?
  2. Visit  lrobinson5 profile page
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    I found an article about it in Time:

    "Portugal's case study is of some interest to lawmakers in the U.S., confronted now with the violent overflow of escalating drug gang wars in Mexico. The U.S. has long championed a hard-line drug policy, supporting only international agreements that enforce drug prohibition and imposing on its citizens some of the world's harshest penalties for drug possession and sales. Yet America has the highest rates of cocaine and marijuana use in the world, and while most of the E.U. (including Holland) has more liberal drug laws than the U.S., it also has less drug use."

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...#ixzz1R43dQHkx

    One thing someone said in the article was that Portugal isn't a realistic model to compare the US, because of it's size and culture. It seems like any time we have an unsuccessful policy (such as sex ed and pregnancy rates) any country that has a better way of doing things can't compare because it is too different than the US.
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  3. Visit  morte profile page
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    Quote from lrobinson5
    I found an article about it in Time:

    "Portugal's case study is of some interest to lawmakers in the U.S., confronted now with the violent overflow of escalating drug gang wars in Mexico. The U.S. has long championed a hard-line drug policy, supporting only international agreements that enforce drug prohibition and imposing on its citizens some of the world's harshest penalties for drug possession and sales. Yet America has the highest rates of cocaine and marijuana use in the world, and while most of the E.U. (including Holland) has more liberal drug laws than the U.S., it also has less drug use."

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...#ixzz1R43dQHkx

    One thing someone said in the article was that Portugal isn't a realistic model to compare the US, because of it's size and culture. It seems like any time we have an unsuccessful policy (such as sex ed and pregnancy rates) any country that has a better way of doing things can't compare because it is too different than the US.
    yeah, so they don't have to try....
  4. Visit  sunnyskies9 profile page
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    legalize them. but tax the **** out of them
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Sep 4, '12 : Reason: ToS--language

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