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Supreme court judge Barroso says Brazil must legalise drugs

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Brazilian supreme court judge Luis Roberto Barroso, in an article published on Wednesday (Nov.15) in The Guardian (London) said Brazil must legalise drugs: “We cannot be certain that a progressive and cautious policy of decriminalisation and legalisation will be successful. What we can affirm is that the existing policy of criminalisation has failed”.

For judge Barroso,” we should consider the possibility of dealing with marijuana as we deal with cigarettes: a licit product, regulated, sold in certain places, taxed, and subject to age and advertisement restrictions, warning notices and campaigns discouraging consumption”.

Full Articlel(The Guardian)