12 April 2016: Richard Branson on Meet the Press: Time to End ‘Failed’ War on Drugs

Philanthropist and business mogul Sir Richard Branson joins the global fight to end the war on drugs, saying that it has “created untold misery.” http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/branson-time-to-end-failed-war-on-drugs-664581187694

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12 April 2016: Sir Richard’s War, interview with Richard Branson in The Atlantic

An international team headlined by Richard Branson is trying to roll back the global war on drugs. And it’s getting started on the American front. Vann R. Newkirk II April 12, 2016 http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/richard-branson-drugs/477930/ “The war on drugs has done too much damage to too many people already,” Richard Branson announced

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Illicit Drugs Are Not the Only Problem — It’s Outdated Drug Policy That Needs Fixing by Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Huffington Post Fernando Henrique Cardoso Former President of Brazil April 11, 2016 São Paulo, Brazil — Next week the United Nations is convening the largest gathering on drug policy that the world has seen in two decades. It was the brainchild of three Latin American presidents — from Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico —

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Illicit Drugs Are Not the Only Problem — It’s Outdated Drug Policy That Needs Fixing by Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Huffington Post Fernando Henrique Cardoso Former President of Brazil April 11, 2016 São Paulo, Brazil — Next week the United Nations is convening the largest gathering on drug policy that the world has seen in two decades. It was the brainchild of three Latin American presidents — from Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico —

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Activists refute Chinese, Russian claims of drug abuse reduction

Activists refute Chinese, Russian claims of drug abuse reduction Stated success of strict prohibition policies undermined by increased demand for rehab services and rising disease rates By Luke Vargas – April 5, 2016 A female opium addict hides her face at the Mazar-i-Sharif detox centre in Afghanistan. January 18, 2011. Flickr photo:

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Activists refute Chinese, Russian claims of drug abuse reduction

Activists refute Chinese, Russian claims of drug abuse reduction Stated success of strict prohibition policies undermined by increased demand for rehab services and rising disease rates By Luke Vargas – April 5, 2016 A female opium addict hides her face at the Mazar-i-Sharif detox centre in Afghanistan. January 18, 2011. Flickr photo:

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The UN’s war on drugs is a failure. Is it time for a different approach?

The UN’s war on drugs is a failure. Is it time for a different approach? A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. Now there are hopes a special United Nations session will see reform  Wilson Pineda, a

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The UN’s war on drugs is a failure. Is it time for a different approach?

The UN’s war on drugs is a failure. Is it time for a different approach? A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. Now there are hopes a special United Nations session will see reform  Wilson Pineda, a

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29 March 2016: Interview with President Zedillo on PBS

PBS TV: Open Mind Former Mexico President Ernesto Zedillo talks about rewriting drug policy in the following interview.  http://www.thirteen.org/openmind/foreign-affairs/el-presidente/5385/

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Interview with President Zedillo on PBS

PBS TV: Open Mind Former Mexico President Ernesto Zedillo talks about rewriting drug policy in the following interview.  http://www.thirteen.org/openmind/foreign-affairs/el-presidente/5385/

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