What’s the Legal Status of Weed in Portugal?

The legality of cannabis for both medical and recreational use varies from country to country. If you whipped out a joint in some countries you could end up in prison, while in others, like Portugal, a slap on the wrist may be store. Speaking of Portugal – read on to find out more on the legal status of weed there. Keep an eye on our blog for a look at other countries’ laws.

Portugal’s drug usage and treatments have seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. The country was commonly recognized as a conservative community for most of the 20th century.

However, the aftermaths of war in the 1970s opened doors for men of straight and narrow families to go off the beaten path – to the point that almost every person in the population knew at least one addict.

Today, Portugal is home to one of the lowest rates of drug-induced overdoses in the European Union. How has the community gone from a surge in syringes and weed in Portugal to tolerance and cooperation?

We have the full scoop! And in order to understand why Portugal’s weed laws are the way they are, we’ll dive…

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