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    TNI-EMCDDA Expert Seminar on Threshold Quantities

    20 Enero 2011

    A wider trend for drug law reform is arising out of a felt need to make legislation more effective and more humane. Within this trend, a number of countries have considered decriminalisation or depenalisation models and many have, at least initially, considered threshold quantities as a good way to distinguish between what is possession and what is supply or trafficking and as a means to ensure that the sentences imposed are proportionate to the harmfulness of the offence.

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    México: Ley contra el narcomenudeo

    • Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Carlos Zamudio Angles
    01 Octubre 2009

    dlrAnte el crecimiento exponencial del crimen organizado, la violencia y el aumento alarmante del consumo de drogas durante los últimos años en México, el Presidente Felipe Calderón propuso una iniciativa de ley como parte de su estrategia general de seguridad con el fin de combatir el comercio de drogas a pequeña escala, conocido en México como "narcomenudeo". La ley fue aprobada por ambas cámaras legislativas del Congreso en abril de 2009.

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    On the threshold

    • Charlotte Walsh
    01 Diciembre 2008

    publicationThis paper offers a critique of the UK Government’s decision to abandon its former plans to introduce thresholds into drugs legislation via section 2 of the Drugs Act 2005. This provision had been enacted with a view to enhancing the significance of the amount of drugs an individual is caught with in prosecutions for the offence of possession with intent to supply.

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    La importancia de la cantidad y composición en los delitos relativos a drogas tóxicas, estupefacientes y sustancias psicotrópicas

    • Maria Encarnación Mayán Santos
    01 Septiembre 2007

    Análisis sobre la importancia de la cantidad de drogas tóxicas, estupefacientes y sustancias psicotrópicas en los delitos contra la salud pública, para la aplicación de una condena acorde con el daño producido; y, la diferencia entre el autoconsumo y el tráfico de drogas, sobre la base de convenios internacionales y jurisprudencia.

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    The role of the quantity in the prosecution of drug offences

    01 Abril 2003

    publicationAll countries use legal or judicial means to grade the severity of the offence of drug possession and related actions. Frequently this is done by reference to the quantity of drugs involved in the offence, and some countries choose to indicate certain quantities as the threshold between the levels of offence or punishment. This paper examines whether or not such quantities are defined in the various EU Member States and Norway and, if so, how.

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