Experts Agree: The War on Drugs has Failed


(More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. – Kofi Annan)

Fantastic news! A new 24-page report by a group of politicians and former world leaders has declared the War on Drugs to be an utter failure.

They argue that anti-drug policy causes “devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world” since all it does it fuel organized crime while costing billions in taxpayer dollars and leading to thousands of deaths.

The authors of the report lambast current prohibition policies, writing “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 concludes that governments should end criminalization of drug use, experiment with legal models that would undermine organized crime syndicates and offer health and treatment services for drug-users.

Finally, some sensible drug discussions at the highest level. Drug prohibition has been a tremendous blight on our species for decades now, highlighting the inherent injustice in the world’s political system. It is high time that we came to our senses about drug policy reform.

Man, I’m stoked! Today marks another important step towards ending these draconian days of drug prohibition, bringing us one step closer to ending war on earth.

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