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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. Decriminalization and legalization are two separate issues

I think Carter is talking about a Portugal-style decriminalization. Drugs are still illegal in Portugal, and growers and pushers are still prosecuted and subject to imprisonment. Small-amount users are "prosecuted" but given drug rehab, classes, or fines instead.

In my city, marijuana in amounts under an ounce (?) is now decriminalized (as in some other cities), but it's still illegal.

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