Iran’s parliament passes a motion to decriminalize drug use, making it legal for the government to hand out diluted drugs to addicts.
The new law reduces possession of illegal drugs to misdemeanors rather than felonies as long as the person in possession does not have prior drug convictions.
Oregon’s state legislature just reduced penalties for drug possession in a bill also intended to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. H.B. 2355 passed both the House and Senate last week and reduces possession of