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Which country was the first to decriminalise all drugs? | The Economist

Today the UN commission on narcotic drugs meets in Vienna. It does so against a backdrop of increased decriminilisation in many parts of the world, but which was the first country to go all the way?

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Which country was the first to decriminalise all drugs? Portugal decriminalised all drugs for personal use in 2001. The country’s drug-induced death rate is now 4.5 per million. The European average is 19.2 per million.

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