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Iceland Wants to Legalize Drugs

Iceland is the first country in the world to formally join the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The committee's members are Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and other former world leaders.

The War on Drugs has failed

The Global Commission on Drug Policy was a 19-person panel which issued an assessment in 2011 of the global War on Drugs, opening its report with "The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world".

                          

The War on Drugs has failed. After 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most valuable industry in the world after food and oil, all in the control of criminals. Drugs are cheaper and more available than ever before. Millions of people are in prison for drugs offences. Corruption and violence, especially in producer and transit countries, endangers democracy. Tens of thousands of people die each year in drug wars.

          

 

On their website we can see that among supporters of the mission are Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States, musicians Sting and Yoko Ono, Fernando Cardoso, former president of Brazil and Richard Branson. They admit that the war on drugs has failed.

Check out this short clip with Morgan Freeman, Kate Winslet and other celebs:

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 17:54

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