Brazil’s Supreme Court Postpones Decision on Decriminalization of Drug Possession

Of the more than 720,000 people in Brazilian prisons today, nearly 200,000 are incarcerated for drug-related crimes.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A judicial discussion of whether or not Brazil would enter the list of nations that decriminalize the possession of certain drugs for personal use has been postponed. It was due to return to the country’s Supreme Court (STF) docket at the beginning of November, but was postponed and no new date has been set.

“The ruling on this issue is already overdue in Brazil. In many countries in Latin America drug possession is already decriminalized. Brazil will be one of the last countries to discuss the adoption of this stance,” Henrique Apolinario, lawyer for the . . .

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