Brazil may decriminalize drug possession

The Supreme Court should set forth, in the sentence, the criteria for being considered a user
Agência Brasil (Brazil)
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Brazil can match to other countries in South America that decriminalized the illegal drugs possession and show more tolerance for the consumption and cultivation for personal use. The Supreme Court (STF, in the original acronym) may judge a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the prohibition. The lawsuit was filed by the Public Defense Office of the State of São Paulo alleging that drug possession shall not be taken as a crime, because it does not harm third parties. The current law from 2006 does not establish the specific amount of possession for each case, leaving the decision to the judge.