Advancing Drug Policy Reform: marking World Drug Day 2018

Global Commissioners speak out about the failure of prohibition and the additional harms created by repressive drug policies – the so-called “war on drugs”. they state that it is important to examine the evidence, necessary to change our perceptions about drugs and people who use them, essential to decriminalize the consumption of drugs, and ultimately to legally regulate the drug markets in a responsible way.

Featuring members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General; Maria Cattaui, former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce; Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin; Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme; Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland; and Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico.

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