The global war on drugs has “failed” according to a new report by group of politicians and former world leaders.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy report calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users. The panel includes former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the former leaders of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, and the entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.
The US and Mexican governments have rejected the findings as misguided.
The Global Commission’s 24-page report argues that anti-drug policy has failed by fueling organised crime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars and causing thousands of deaths.
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