What Can the U.S. Learn From Portugal About Drugs?



Should the US learn a lesson from Portugal’s drug policy? By decriminalizing all drugs in 2000, and reinvesting the money they spent on fighting drugs into helping addicts and reforming society, Portugal has become recognized as one of Europe’s most functional countries with regard to addiction. Author Johann Hari explores the policy that could be too politically hot for America to adopt, but may be the best way to find success in the War on Drugs, in this excerpt from the Lip News interview, hosted by Jackie Koppell.