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‘War on drugs’ has failed, say Latin American leaders

A historic meeting of Latin America’s leaders, to be attended by Barack Obama, will hear serving heads of state admit that the war on drugs has been a failure and that alternatives to prohibition must now be found. The Summit of the Americas, to b… Continue reading

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Ex-head of MI5 calls on government to decriminalise and regulate cannabis

The former head of MI5 believes the “war on drugs” has proved fruitless and it is time to consider decriminalising the possession and use of small quantities of cannabis. Eliza Manningham-Buller has backed calls for the government to set up a comm… Continue reading

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”Tough on drugs” actually means “no new ideas” – The Canberra Times (editorial)

The government continues its policy that’s demonstrably failed, Ross Fitzgerald writes. One of the interesting side-effects of the Federal Parliament’s obsession with immigration and taxation issues this year has been that serious discussion of so… Continue reading

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Crackdowns on drug dealers led to rise in violent crime, study finds – The Independent

Police crackdowns to cut the supply of illegal drugs by removing dealers and criminal overlords actually lead to rises in drug-related violence, gun crime and murder, according to an international study. A review of 20 years of research into drug … Continue reading

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

52% of Americans polled said yes! A Zogby poll found that over half of American’s favor the legalization of pot: Voters were asked: “Scarce law enforcement and prison resources, a desire to neutralize drug cartels and the need for new sources of r… Continue reading

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Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work?

“Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success,” says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. “It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and co… Continue reading

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