The Decriminalization Of Prohibition

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The most common misconception amongst people when talking about ending prohibitions is that use of the substance will rise. This is actually false. It is common knowledge that the use of alcohol went down after the prohibition but there have been few examples for drug prohibition but they exist. Here is a quote from an article on how portugal has decriminalized all drugs and have been that way or ten years now. "During the mid-twentieth century, Portugal experienced fifty years of military dictatorship, and when leftist democratic control was reestablished in 1974... Over the next twenty-five years, there was a surge in drug use, drug abuse, addiction, overdoses, and eventually a very substantial prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other dirty-needle-related
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