Fact Sheets

In 2012, Colorado and Washington State became the first two jurisdictions to legally regulate marijuana, followed by Uruguay becoming the first country to do so in 2013. This table provides a comparison of the main...

En noviembre de 2012, los votantes de Colorado y Washington dieron un paso histórico: de rechazar la política fracasada de la prohibición de marihuana al decidir la reglamentación legal de...

La despenalización de la posesión de la marihuana es el primer paso necesario hacia las reformas más integrales del régimen de la prohibición de drogas. Sin embargo, la...

Los arrestos por marihuana son el motor que impulsa la guerra contra las drogas en EE.UU. En 2012 sumaron 749,825 arrestos por marihuana en EE.UU. – casi la mitad de todos los arrestos por drogas. Estos...

This fact sheet explains how 911 Good Samaritan laws can save lives. These laws protect people from arrest and prosecution for drug possession when they...

List of states with Good Samaritan policies in place or under consideration.

Marijuana arrests are the engine driving the U.S. war on drugs. In 2012, there were 749,825 marijuana arrests in the U.S. – nearly half of all drug arrests. Almost 90 percent of these arrests were for simple...

Decriminalization of marijuana possession is a necessary first step toward a more comprehensive reform of the drug prohibition regime. However decriminalization alone does not address many of the greatest harms of...

There is an extensive body of literature documenting the stigma associated with alcohol and other drug problems. No physical or psychiatric condition is more associated with social disapproval and discrimination than...

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...

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