The UN really wishes that voters in Alaska and Oregon hadn’t legalized weed

If anything, U.N. condemnation may simply galvanize more conservative support for marijuana legalization measures
13 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2014
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The director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said that state-level marijuana legalization initiatives in the U.S. are violations of longstanding international drug treaties. "I don't see how [state-level marijuana legalization] can be compatible with existing conventions," he said according to Reuters. Fedotov's remarks are coming less than a month after Assistant Secretary of State Brownfield outlined an official policy of "flexibility" in the U.S.'s interpretation of existing U.N. drug control conventions, which require countries to outlaw the sale and use of cannabis. (See also: Fatal attraction: Brownfield's flexibility doctrine and global drug policy reform)

The Washington Post (US)
Friday, November 14, 2014