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 A new strategy emerging in the war on drugs.
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Did you know that last month:

Mexico decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine and other drugs.

Whilst Argentina's Supreme Court unanimously ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn't harm anyone else. Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt told the state-run Telam news agency that "reality" changed his mind.

Also earlier this year, a Brazilian appeals court ruled that possession of drugs for personal use is not illegal.

According to Peter Hakim, president of the Inter-American Dialogue policy institute in Washington, a trend is at work, "It's all part of a harm-reduction approach," Hakim said, noting that policymakers are shifting away from getting rid of drugs and toward figuring out how to reduce harm to users and society.  More >