US signals shift in international drug policy

12 October 2014
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In a press conference at the United Nations in New York on October 9, US official William Brownfield laid the groundwork for a new US approach to international drug policy, pointing to the changing political landscape on drug regulation in the Americas.

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Brownfield set out the United States' position on international drug policy, including to "accept flexible interpretation" of the UN Drug Control conventions. (See also: Brownfield's Statement to the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations and Reforming the global drug-control system: The stakes for Washington)

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