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New report on failing War on Drugs - Health Poverty Action

New report on failing War on Drugs - Health Poverty Action | Legalization | Scoop.it
Health Poverty Action has launched a report calling for the global development sector to rethink its approach to the failing War on Drugs.
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Why we need to end the War on Drugs

Why we need to end the War on Drugs | Legalization | Scoop.it
Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, disastrous" movement to stamp out the drug trade.

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Let's ensure that when the failed "War on Drugs" is finally ended in the US, countries around the world are not left behind marginalizing, harrassing and criminalizing their citizens.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:53 AM

In the war between drugs the governments have conspired to outlaw and punish all possession of some drugs while at the same time promoting and facilitating the use of other drugs.
This has resulted in drug policy abuse for users of outlawed substances and considerable harm and confusion among users of legally promoted and often more dangerous drugs (alcohol & tobacco) which are misleadingly not seen or spoken of as drugs.


This drug apartheid has caused massive global damage and harm.

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REPORT: The unintended negative consequences of the 'war on drugs': mass criminalisation and punitive sentencing policies | Penal Reform International

REPORT: The unintended negative consequences of the 'war on drugs': mass criminalisation and punitive sentencing policies | Penal Reform International | Legalization | Scoop.it
Penal Reform International is an international non-governmental organisation working on penal and criminal justice reform worldwide.

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Julian Buchanan's comment, April 18, 2013 8:30 PM
indeed .. the maybe intended even? In the sense that the agenda isn't to tackle drugs but some other law order control power agenda
MildGreen Initiative's comment, April 19, 2013 12:59 AM
"powers to which they are not entiled" Minister of Health, Tom McGuigan, 1975 (Hansard, MOD Act debate).
MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:04 AM

And the Howard League (NZ's equiv.)  is where on this issue?

 

The clowns at Sensible Sentencing kicked this fellow out of the organisation for 'just' mentioning the role of drug policy in crime prevention, deviancy amplification and alienation from rule of law.

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Howard Marks Interviews David Nutt On The Dangers of Drugs & Drug Policy Reform (November, 2010) - YouTube

A frank interview with David Nutt about the risks of drugs and drug reform. Dr. Nutt was sacked as the chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drug...
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The Human Rights Case for Drug Reform

The Human Rights Case for Drug Reform | Legalization | Scoop.it
Nearly every country in the world plays a part—as producer, consumer, or transit point—in the multibillion-dollar illicit drug trade that supplies more than 150 million people every year and keeps on growing.
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