High Level Commission declares Drug War a Failure...

marijuana-cuffsA high level panel came out on Thursday with a report slamming the American led global war on Drugs by calling it an “utter failure”, concluding that the governments of the world should seriously consider the legalization of drugs- especially marijuana- in order to undermine the organized criminal elements prospering during this War on Drugs.

Compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the report concludes that criminalization and repressive measures have failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.

"Political leaders and public figures should have the courage to articulate publicly what many of them acknowledge privately: that the evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that repressive strategies will not solve the drug problem, and that the war on drugs has not, and cannot, be won," the report said.

Marijuana104The 19-member commission includes former presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, Greece's prime minister, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. officials George P. Schultz and Paul Volcker, the writers Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, and British billionaire Richard Branson.

At a news conference launching the report, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who chairs the commission, said ending the war on drugs does not imply complete liberalization.

"The fact is that the war on drugs is a failure," he said. "Being a failure is not saying that you have nothing to do with drugs. You have to act. The drugs are infiltrating the local power in several parts of the world. Corruption is increasing and the consumption of drugs is also increasing."

Cardoso said the commission's goal is "to open a debate and to say: Stop the war on drugs and let's be more constructive in trying to reduce the consumption."

Instead of punishing drug users, the commission argues that governments should "end the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others."

 

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The commission urged governments to experiment "with models of legal regulation of drugs to undermine the power of organized crime and safeguard the health and security of their citizens." It said this recommendation applies especially to marijuana.

Cardoso said the commission called for regulation rather than legalization "because we don't think that's the moment's come for legalization." Even regulation and decriminalization are not a solution, he said, unless they are accompanied by information, publicity campaigns, and improved health care and treatment.

Branson, speaking at the press conference, highlighted the drug wars' high cost.

"It's estimated that over one trillion have been spent on fighting this unwinnable battle," Branson said. "The irony is that a regulated market — one that is tightly controlled, one that would offer support not prison to those with drug problems — would cost tax payers much less money."

We don’t like the drugs… We fucking LOVE them…

This really shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to any of us…

marijuana_legalizationMost thinking adults have known for a while now that the so called “War on Drugs” has been lost for years. 

Over four decades have passed since Tricky Dickie declared was on the illegal substances… probably close to a trillion dollars spent in making sure that our law enforcement agents being charged with eh task of ridding the world of soul stealing drugs have the most state of the art equipment to aid them in said charge…

And what did we get for it???

Addiction is still running rampant…

Kids can still get drugs easier than they can booze (which is sold in a store legally I might add)…

pot11Hell, the only thing that brought down the number of people using illegal drugs was the number of people copping highs from the abuse of prescription pills (Thank you Florida…).

We got more people than ever doing drugs in the good ol’ U.S. of A… (And doing them legally, I might add…)

We really going to pretend that if we allow responsible adults (adults who more than likely are already engaging in this behavior to begin with, I might add…) to smoke a little weed behind the confines of their four walls ever fabric of our society will crumble???

Of course we are…

Thousands of people can die a year because of some asshole having too many fucking drinks… thousands more through the abuse (be it self-medicated or doctor prescribed) of prescript[tion pills…

But a product that grows naturally in the soil of our planet, that has been used for thousands of years both recreationally, ceremonially, and medicinally, and has had zero linked deaths (with the exceptions of those where jumpy law enforcement officials might have shot suspects who garnered the police attention for nothing more than non-violent marijuana  related crimes…)???

 

That shit we have to keep illegal…

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