War on drugs not working, says global commission

Governments should decriminalise drug use, according to high profile panel, including Kofi Annan and Richard Branson
02 June 2011
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The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalising marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission that includes former heads of state and a former UN secretary general. A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy argues that the decades-old "global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world." The 24-page paper was released on Thursday.

The Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 2, 2011