My name is Brandon and I'm campaigning to travel to Portugal with my beautiful girlfriend, Erica. I am interested in their recent reforms to drug laws and would like to learn from Portuguese society so that I could one day make improvements to the United States. My biggest cause is for decriminalization of all illicit substances in the United States.It has been nearly 18 years since Portugal stopped punishing it's substance users.... What are the results of 18 years of decriminalization? The numbers show the amount of IV users is dwindling, new HIV cases has slowed, as well as a significant drop in crime. I aim one day, to steer the U.S. in the same forward direction. I believe in essence that every individual ought partake in any chemical experience they so choose so long as they do not put anyone else in immediate harms way. What a quick snap to judgement when we hear the word addict, or tweaker, or junkie. We instantly reserve judgement about the person without getting to know them. When we judge we are unable experience the innate qualities that each of us have and thus miss out on what could be an amazing friendship, a lucrative business opportunity, and countless other rewarding possibilities.. I figured I would give this a try. After all, this is the information age. Thank you very much. Cheers!