Narcotics Decriminalization: Adopted Practices in Select Countries


Denise Torres (Editor)

Series: Drug Transit and Distribution, Interception and Control
BISAC: POL040020

This book, prepared by the foreign law specialists and analysts of the Law Library of Congress, provides a review of laws adopted in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, and Uruguay with regard to legalization, decriminalization, or other forms of regulation of narcotics and other psychoactive substances. Individual country surveys included in this study demonstrate varied approaches to the problem of prosecuting drug use, possession, manufacturing, purchase, and sale. Furthermore, the book discusses medical and retail-selected legal issues of marijuana. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Decriminalization of Narcotics
Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center

Chapter 2. Marijuana: Medical and Retail—Selected Legal Issues
Todd Garvey, Charles Doyle and David H. Carpenter

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