Photo: Colombia Decriminializing Personal Doses of Pot and Coke
Colombia’s Constitutional Court has just agreed with the country’s Supreme Court – no jail time for ‘personal doses’ of marijuana and cocaine. Therefore any Colombian caught with 20 grams or less of pot or cocaine will not be detained or prosecuted.
The ruling supports the country’s initiative to focus on treatment instead of incarceration. An individual caught with a ‘personal dose’ may expect to receive psychological or medical treatment depending on their level of drug use.
The country’s Chief Prosecutor assured that this court decision did not legalize drugs in Colombia but rather affirms a new direction in the country’s drug policy. Earlier this year lawmakers in Colombia proposed decriminalizing the cultivation of the coca leaf and marijuana.