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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Global Comission says War on Drugs has failed, recommends lifting prohibition

From my most recent CAIVN column: This week, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a 24-page paper arguing that the "global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world."

The report is just the latest instance of public officials calling for comprehensive reform of repressive drug policies, including two presidential candidates for the U.S. Republican Party's nomination, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and Congressman Ron Paul.

The 19-member panel included several big names like former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, former presidents of Mexico, Brazil, and Columbia, U.K. business mogul Richard Branson, and former White House administration offical George P. Schultz, who ironically held cabinet level positions in the Reagan and Nixon administrations, both known for playing a major role in expanding the War on Drugs.

Read the entire article at CAIVN.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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