March 15, 2013

The Cost of Czech Drug Liberalization

Christoph Scheuermann, Der Spiegel

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The Czech Republic's 2010 decision to lower drug possession from a criminal to misdemeanor offense has turned the country into a mecca for drug users. The change has spawned a profitable sub-economy, but also come at a high social cost.

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