So yeah...progressives have been pushing for de-criminalization of drugs for years. Centrists are all "law and order" and longer sentences for black or brown drug users.
Marijuana is legal in some form in most states now and a better understanding of addiction and it's treatment is prevailing over the former "LOCK EM UP" attitudes.
The Portugese solution, just like the Scandinavian model, serves to show that advances are being made and our future might be brighter than many imagine.
Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...