Case of prisoner caught with 3 grams of marijuana guides definition of drug possession in Brazil

No one can be punished for a personal decision, one which does not interfere with or endanger the rights of others
Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

brasil-descriminalizaA marijuana case from July 2009 inside the provisional detention center of Diadema (SP) will guide the STF's (Supreme Court) verdict which will decide whether drug possession for personal use in Brazil is a crime or not. Based on the punishment imposed on the detainee, a 55 year old mechanic, the Court will discuss the constitutionality of the article that criminalizes the possession of narcotics in the Anti-Drug Law. (Brazil’s Supreme Court to decide decriminalization of drugs)