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On Marijuana Legalization: The Unique Struggle of a Recreational Medicine

Over fourteen years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drug use and chose to treat addiction as a medical condition. It was a bold move that many saw as a last resort to combat out-of-control abuse of heroin and other hard drugs. To the surprise of many, drug abuse has been all but eliminated in the country. [...] The post On Marijuana Legalization: The Unique Struggle of a Recreational Medicine appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
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