Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
The drug war isn't working, they say.
I wonder how it'll go down in the history books, seeing all the governments irrationally* "fight" drug "abuse" the wrong way.
" For instance, the last time the UN held a special session on drugs, in 1998, it set itself the goal of a "drug-free world" by 2008. The Hopkins-Lancet commissioners also fault UN drug regulators for failing to distinguish between drug use and drug abuse. "The idea that all drug use is dangerous and evil has led to enforcement-heavy policies and has made it difficult to see potentially dangerous drugs in the same light as potentially dangerous foods, tobacco and alcohol, for which the goal of social policy is to reduce potential harms," they write."
* I understand single actors might have a huge lobbying component to their choices..Posted on 2017-09-19T07:21:03+0000