Analysis: Rethinking global drug policy

Report calls for drugs to be viewed as a health rather than a criminal challenge
IRIN News (UN)
Monday, September 15, 2014

What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized? A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, released by Commission members including former presidents and other heavyweights in New York, attempts to vizualize a post “war on drugs” landscape in an era where the 50-year-old policy is widely regarded as a failure and where experimentation is gathering momentum.