Commissioner Ramos-Horta in Asahi Shimbun: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and people who use them”

For the first time since its founding in 2011, the Global Commission has published an opinion piece in a major Japanese paper, the Asahi Shimbun. With a circulation of over 6.6 million, the Asahi Shimbun is the second most circulated newspaper in the world after the Yomiuri Shimbun, and considered the New York Times of Japan.

The piece, a translation of an op-ed by Commissioner José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor Leste and Nobel peace prize laureate, looks at the falsehoods and prejudices surrounding drugs and people who use them, the impact they have on drug policy, and how policy reforms can help change perceptions and reduce the stigma associated with drugs.

To view Japanese article in Asahi Shimbunclick here.
To view original English version in STAT
click here.