Argentine court decriminalises limited use of drugs

April 24th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin  

Buenos Aires, April 24 (IANS) A federal court here has decriminalised the limited use of drugs, thus annulling thousands of cases involving people accused of possessing small quantities of marijuana. The first chamber of the Federal Appeals Court has declared unconstitutional a 1989 law that allows authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against drug users, Spain’s EFE news agency reported Wednesday.

The court gave the ruling while acquitting two young people arrested for possession of ecstasy drugs at a music party in Buenos Aires in 2007.

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