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Argentine court just says no to prison for pot use

Argentine court just says no to prison for pot use

Argentina's Supreme Court has just said no to prison for pot possession.
The judges say the government should go after major traffickers and provide treatment to consumers, not jail.
The court struck down a law providing for up to two years in prison for possession of small amounts of narcotics.
The case involved several young men caught with marijuana cigarettes in their pockets.
The decision doesn't legalize drug possession outright. But Argentina's Cabinet chief favors decriminalizing drug consumption, and was waiting for Tuesday's ruling before forwarding a proposed law to Congress.


Updated : 2021-01-19 14:40 GMT+08:00