The supreme court in Argentina has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish people for using marijuana for personal consumption.Read the whole story here.
The Argentine court ruled that: "Each adult is free to make lifestyle decisions without the intervention of the state."
Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti said private behaviour was legal, "as long as it doesn't constitute clear danger".
"The state cannot establish morality," he said.
It also marks a shift a dramatic regional shift to the decades-old US-backed policy of running repressive military-style wars on the drug trade, she adds.
August 26, 2009
Argentina Decriminalizes Marijuana
Out of the blue (at least to me), the BBC reports:
Labels: war on drugs