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Europe and the US should heed Latin America on drugs – Guardian editorial

It’s time to engage with Latin America and pursue alternatives to the present policy You wouldn’t know it from listening to UK officials but a game-changing debate is taking place in the Americas about the war onĀ drugs. There is a … Continue reading

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Charities give Clegg backing in call for overhaul of drug laws – Independent

The decriminalisation of some drugs appeared a more realistic prospect tonight after charities backed Nick Clegg???s call for a Royal Commission to review Britain???s 40-year-old laws on illegal substances. The Deputy Prime Minister warned that the co… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg calls for reform of drugs laws – Guardian

Nick Clegg says Britain is “losing the war on drugs on an industrial scale”, accusing politicians of “a conspiracy of silence” when they know present policies are not working. Committing the Liberal Democrats to a major review of how to tackle the… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg calls for royal commission on drugs reform – BBC News

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for a royal commission on drugs, just five days after the prime minister and the home secretary rejected the idea. On Monday an all-party committee of MPs recommended there should be a fundamental review… Continue reading

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Why we are calling for an end to the war on drugs – Julian Huppert

The home affairs select committee wants a focus on treatment and an end to the policy of putting politics above evidence Since 2006, the Mexican government has undertaken a US-backed crackdown on drug cartels. Estimates suggest that around 60,000 … Continue reading

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War on drugs: Campaigning countess winning support to change world laws

Amanda Feilding, the countess of Wemyss and March, is being taken seriously in her quest to change drug policy across the world after years of being portrayed as an eccentric aristocrat The proud owner of a country estate and an aristocratic title… Continue reading

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Russell Brand shouldn???t speak for everyone on drugs policies

So because it worked for him, Russell Brand is persuaded that abstinence-based recovery, rather than reliance on methadone, is the best way to help those with the ???greedy disease??? of opiate dependence. Funny, I didn???t have the madcap comedian down… Continue reading

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