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03 June 2011

Global war on drugs a failure: high-level panel

A high-level international commission declared the global "war on drugs" a failure and urged nations to consider legalising cannabis and other drugs to undermine organised crime.

A high-level international commission declared the global "war on drugs" a failure and urged nations to consider legalising cannabis and other drugs to undermine organised crime and protect their citizens' health.

The study urges "experimentation by governments with models of legal regulation of drugs", adding: "This recommendation applies especially to cannabis, but we also encourage other experiments in decriminalisation and legal regulation."

 

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