What countries have legalized certain drugs in the EU and why?

A perennial issue, whether or not governments should move toward legalizing drugs seems to be an active and ongoing debate among many of the EU’s members. More importantly, the stance of viewing drug use and its associated problems as a treatable social issue instead of a criminal issue is gaining in popularity. The ‘war on drugs’ is not working out as planned.

For example, as law enforcement and customs officials in the UK are increasingly beginning to accept that only a small fraction of drugs (arguably less than 10%) are being stopped from entering the country, the debate continues toward treatment for its estimated 250,000 hardcore addicts rather than criminal punishment is a radical, yet progressive proposal. Countries which tolerated are the following:

In the Netherlands:

In Belgium:

Source: National Criminal Intelligence Service