Conscious Flow Radio

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lisbon's light-touch drugs policy

In 2001, the Portugese government decriminalised recreational drugs including heroin and cocaine in an attempt to reduce the number of hard drug users in the country. Eight years later, Claudia Hammond visited Lisbon to see whether the change in the law had been effective.
And the results? Fears that Portugal would become a haven for drug tourists have not come true and the number of deaths from drugs has decreased.