Libs in Latin America continue a sustained educational and high-level effort to move towards increased decriminalization or legalization of recreational/enlightenment drugs, and doctor approved medical use as a matter of property right and ending cruel process…as opinion leaders including a Reagan appointee document the toll for UN and call for an end to ‘Drug War’…
Colombia decriminalizes pot and coke possession
Colombia’s highest court has decriminalized possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana. Now, in the nation that holds the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s leading producers of coca leaf, no longer can people be arrested and imprisoned for using these drugs for their own personal use. Anyone caught with their own personal stash of 20 grams of marijuana, or one gram of cocaine, will not be prosecuted. The Supreme Court ruling overturns a 2011 strict drug law…
This week, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report calling on countries of the world to not only reevaluate their approach but dramatically shift the way they handle drug offenses. The failing drug war fueling the HIV/AIDs epidemic is just one reason to reevaluate how things are done.
War on Drugs and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
According to CBC News, former Supreme Court justice and former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Louise Arbour characterized the current situation as a “public health disaster” and a “colossal waste” of money.
She isn’t alone in her sentiments. The Commission features six former presidents from around the world, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, and famous British businessman Richard Branson. It is largely considered the most esteemed panel on drug policies ever gathered…