Vice Squad
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Venezuela Decriminalizes Drugs [Well, Not Exactly -- See Correction]

According to this story in Big, Left, Outside, possession of smallish quantities of drugs will no longer serve to get users arrested in Venezuela. (Thanks to Drug WarRant for the pointer.) So Venezuela joins the ranks of those benighted lands that have chosen to destroy themselves by refusing to lock up their citizens who walk around with a little bit of some illicit substance in their pocket. Remember how those other countries that previously decriminalized drugs were almost immediately destroyed? One-time countries such as, hmmm, I can almost remember their names, um, Peru, Uruguay, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal...

Major correction, January 16, 2003: Uh, not yet!

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