Translation of decriminalize in Spanish:

decriminalize

despenalizar, v.

Pronunciation /diːˈkrɪmɪn(ə)lʌɪz//diˈkrɪmənəlaɪz/

transitive verb

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    despenalizar
    • It is illegal but it is decriminalised which means that there are places that it can be consumed.
    • There are three options available to alleviate this problem, keeping it a criminal offence, decriminalize it and legalize it.
    • Although marijuana is technically illegal, personal consumption is arguably decriminalized due to the ‘ban on excessive punishment’ written into German law.
    • A number of European countries have decriminalised possession of cannabis or have softened laws in the area.
    • Within a few years, the American Law Institute recommended decriminalizing consensual acts between adults, and many states subsequently revised their penal codes.
    • Britain had decriminalized homosexual acts in private between consenting adults in the Sexual Offenses Act 1967.
    • What is clear from this brief examination is that the decision to criminalise or decriminalise particular activities, whether by judicial decision or legislation, is far from straightforward.
    • Belgium will join the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy in officially decriminalizing personal possession of cannabis, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt announced at a press conference last Friday.
    • I'm not saying legalise it, just decriminalise it in certain areas.
    • After more than a year of internal debate, the Canadian government introduced legislation this week to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana but set stricter penalties for trafficking of the drug.
    • They want to decriminalize sex work, which is something quite different from legalizing it, as we learned with marijuana.
    • Federal and local governments are liberalizing drug laws, decriminalizing marijuana and allowing safe-injection centers to open in Vancouver.
    • We will not legalize or decriminalize any drugs, nor do we envisage a time when this would be appropriate.
    • In the financial world, the larceny is effectively decriminalized - culprits typically settle in cash with fines or settlements, without admitting guilt but promising not to do it again.
    • This measure formally decriminalized the use of illegal drugs.
    • Tsai restated yesterday that the current aim of the small three links is only to decriminalize illegal trading that already exists in the Taiwan Strait.
    • Meanwhile, the South African Law Commission published a discussion document in 2002 calling for alterations to the Sexual Offences Act, including the possibility of legalizing or decriminalizing prostitution.
    • Similarly in 1993, the Oireachtas passed legislation decriminalising homosexual acts between consenting adults.
    • It has decriminalized medical marijuana, legalized assisted suicide and earlier this year, began granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the Portland area.
    • Also in Spain, the Catalan Parliament unanimously approved a resolution to decriminalize the use of medical marijuana.