Drugs are rarely to take the blame and the 11 countries with the best drug policies in the world know that well. Just like the old saying that guns don’t kill people, drugs don’t kill people either. Any progressively thinking human being in the world could agree that if a responsible adult wants to use a drug which will not harm them severely and will not cause any trouble to anyone else, they should be free to do so. This is pretty much what these countries’ drug policies consist of.
Before you try and think that these countries are dooming themselves to a slow, untimely halt in workforce functioning, take a look at our list of the 11 most addicted countries in the world and see for yourself that the list barely matches this one in one or two countries. Liberal drug policies have been proven to prevent crime and irresponsible usage. For a lot of countries, including certain states in the USA, more liberal drug laws have not only prevented crime from spreading and undercutting the cartels and major dealers’ prices but it has also started paying back to the economy through the selling of certain types of drugs. Even though a huge number of drugs are absolutely horrendous as far a health impact goes, a considerable group of them are used medicinally as well as for mental healing through therapy and just for a plain good old lay-in-the-grass-and-stare-at-the-sky time. As long as you are not killing yourself effectively and not harming anyone, there should be no problem in doing it.
Even for the more harmful and toxic drugs, legalization and strict regulations can effectively wipe black market distribution through competition. This, paradoxically, also lowers usage for some reason as you will see for some examples on the list. Let’s take a look at the eleven countries where you most certainly won’t be jailed for a couple of crumbs of your “special herbal blend” in your pocket.