BBC World Service: “Nigeria’s Obasanjo speaks out on drug policy”

The Global Commission on Drug Policy – a group of eminent world leaders – has called for a rethink on drugs policy. They’ve released a new report saying the current attitude of stigmatising drugs is hindering effective policy-making, and argue that governments should be talking about ‘harm reduction’ rather than criminalisation. The former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is the chairman of the West Africa Drugs Commission and a signatory to the report.

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