- v. present participle of decriminalise.
“It follows the recent resurgence in the debate over Britain's drug policies which saw Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, who recently stepped down as head of the Royal College of Physicians, call for the government to reconsider "decriminalising" all drug possession.”
“A pastor stating that the bushfires are God's punishment for the state of Victoria decriminalising abortion.”
“Much was made of the alleged damage caused by David Blunkett's decision in 2004 to downgrade cannabis to a class C drug – in practice decriminalising its personal use – but this did not result in more drug use.”
“It's not about legalising drugs, he says, it's about decriminalising them.”
“There are other options – such as decriminalising drugs – but these will not appeal to authoritarians such as Philip Hollobone, the Tory MP who called on Mr Clarke to retire in the Commons yesterday.”
“The party's policies include legalising euthanasia, decriminalising all drugs for personal use, and watering down strict anti-pornography laws.”
“To look at the licensing laws in or bring back hanging, removal of restrictions on duty free items at airports, raising the speed limit, decriminalising cannabis, free school meals, free childcare etc etc.”
“The Association of Chief Police Officers have called for a full debate on decriminalising aspects of 'overly complex' laws managing the sex trade”
“So the arguments rage on, from liberal New Zealand to San Francisco, where people will vote on November 4th on virtually decriminalising the sex trade.”
“His comments followed similar remarks by Nicholas Green QC, chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales, who said it was "rational" to consider "decriminalising personal drug use".”
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