Thursday, June 2, 2011

‘War against Drugs’ has collapsed, Global commission report says

The international War against Drugs has failed and the authorities should cover by legalizing Marijuana and other controllable stuffs, the suggestions were moved for by the commission that includes former heads of state, a former UN Secretary General and business tycoons.
A latest report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy disagrees that many years -old ‘Global war’ on drugs has futile, with overwhelming results for persons and societies throughout the world." The 24-page paper will be publicized Thursday. Political leaders and public personalities should have the courage to express publicly what many of them accept privately: that the witness awesomely demonstrates that suppressive plans will not sort out the drug trouble, and that the fight on drugs has not, and cannot, be succeeded," the report said.
The 19-member commission comprises upon past U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former U.S. official George P. Schultz, who held cabinet posts under U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, former presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, writers Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, U.K. business tycoon Richard Branson and the serving prime minister of Greece.
Rather than of sentencing users who the report says "do no injure to others," the commission disagrees that governments should stop criminalization of drug use, tests with legal models that would weak organized crime groups and offer health and treatment services for drug-users in want.
The commission identified for drug strategies based on ways pragmatically established to decrease crime, guide to better health and sponsor economic and social growth.
The commission is particularly critical of the America, which its members say must lead altering its anti-drug strategies from being led by anti-crime advances to ones fixed in healthcare and human rights.
We expect the US begin to consider there are substitutes," former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria told The Associated Press on phone. We don't observe the U.S. growing in a way that is matched with our countries' long-term interests. The office of White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said the report was unwise.
Drug addiction is a disease that can be effectively averting and treated. Making drugs so accessible – as this report advises – will make it tougher to keep our societies healthy and safe," Office of National Drug Control Policy spokesman Rafael Lemaitre said.
That office quotes figures appearing decreases in U.S. drug use compared to 30 years ago, along with a more latest 46 percent fall in current cocaine use among young adults over the last five years.

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