Article abstract: Colombia, a major exporter of cocaine to the United States, legalized the possession and private use of small amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and some other drugs for its citizens, provoking anger among U.S. drug enforcement officials.
Drug Decriminalization Decreed
The Constitutional Court of Colombia, that nation’s highest court, on May 6, 1994, unexpectedly overturned two provisions of a 1986 narcotics law. That action effectively decriminalized the possession and private use of small amounts of certain drugs. In a five-to-four...
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