Friday, June 13, 2008

Argentina ponders decriminalizing possession

Argentinean judges continue to take steps toward decriminalize drug possession after federal courts judges threw out drug possession charges in April.

Last week, a group of judges enforced that opinion, ruling on a case of a young man arrested for marijuana possession.

The judges said criminalization will apply "where the possession of narcotics for personal consumption represents a danger for the public health of others."

Argentina's minister of justice, security and health, Anibal Fernandez, said the country's drug laws are a "catastrophe."

Source and Photo: Drug War Chronicle, Photo "Million Marijuana March" in Rosario, Argentina

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