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Decriminalisation entails the removal of criminal penalties for selected activities. In the context of drug use, the following activities would no longer constitute a criminal offence or be subject to criminal penalties: Drug use, possession of drugs for personal use, cultivation and purchase of controlled plants for personal use, possession of drug use paraphernalia. For more information, check the IDPC Drug policy Guide.

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