Current Events, Politics, Rescheduling, Science

Global Commission on Drugs Report: Drug War a Failure! Will our leaders listen?

For your “about time” eye roll of the week, read today’s report from the Global Commission on Drugs here:

Global_Commission_Report_English

I’m going to read the report after class later tonight…but here’s some highlights thanks to Doug Read:


‎”Encourage experimentation by governments with models of legal regulation to undermine the power of organized crime and safeguard the health and security of their citizens. This recommendation applies especially to cannabis…”

“Review the scheduling of drugs that has resulted in obvious anomalies like the flawed categorization of cannabis, coca leaf, and MDMA.”

“Drug policies must be based on human rights and public health principles. We should end the stigmatization and marginalization of people who use certain drugs and those involved in the lower levels of cultivation, production and distribution, and treat people dependent on drugs as patients, not criminals.”

Wonder if our government will listen…

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