We were impressed by what we saw of the Portuguese depenalised system.
It had clearly reduced public concern about drug use in that country, and was supported by all political parties and the police.
Although it is not certain that the Portuguese experience could be replicated in the UK, given societal differences, we believe this is a model that merits significantly closer consideration.
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