10 COOL IDEAS AMERICA NEEDS TO STEAL FROM AROUND THE WORLD
No Criminal Penalties For Drug Possession
In 2001 Portugal passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of hard core drugs including Cocaine and Heroin. The Results? A staggering 50% reduction in drug use among Portugal residents. In fact Portugal is now considered to have lower drug usage than most other European countries.
In the U.S. alone, $500 is spent every second in the war against drugs costing U.S. Taxpayers around $15 billion yearly.