Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: A Health-Centered Approach (English/Spanish)

Portugal enacted one of the most extensive drug law reforms in the world when it decriminalized low-level possession and use of all illicit drugs more than a decade ago.  Results of the Portuguese experience demonstrate that drug decriminalization – alongside a serious investment in treatment and harm reduction services – can significantly improve public safety and health.

Criminal Justice Reform
Mass Criminalization
Fact Sheet