decriminalisation


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Noun1.decriminalisation - legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
criminalisation, criminalization - legislation that makes something illegal; "the criminalization of marijuana"
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A new study has shown 56% of men and 58% of those aged between 18 and 34 support a move towards decriminalisation.
British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Marina Yannakoudakis yesterday met with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu and political parties to revive the process of decriminalisation after receiving a promise from Eroglu two years ago to repeal the ban.
Experts who work with sex workers are virulently divided on the issue of decriminalisation.
Although more than 36,000 tickets have been issued, this could increase three or four times with a higher level of enforcement under a decriminalisation of the parking system.'
The council has decided to delay all decisions until the introduction of the Decriminalisation of Parking Enforcement next April.
The BC -or Before Citilink -era ended and we moved into AD,or After Decriminalisation.
Just for the record, I am opposed to euthanasia, abortion and the decriminalisation of hard or soft drugs.
"Other countries, that have taken the line of intelligent, regulated decriminalisation, have fewer problems than we have and their problems are going down.
The Scottish Drugs Forum subsequently refused to contribute - but when it eventually got on board, boss David Liddell's straight-talking article upped the rhetoric and called for immediate decriminalisation.
| SIR - 53% of the UK population would back cannabis decriminalisation, despite the prime minister's assertions that drugs policy is working, and rejection of calls for a royal commission not long before Christmas.
I don't rule out taking more steps but I don't personally think a Royal Commission is the answer and I don't support the decriminalisation of any drugs that are currently illegal."