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Calls For Illegal Drug Decriminalization Increase Worldwide

Inter Press Service: Despite U.N. Treaties, War Against Drugs a Losing Battle
“As the call for the decriminalization of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by a British charity concludes there has been no significant reduction in the global use of illicit drugs since the creation of three key U.N. anti-drug conventions, the first of which came into force over half a century ago…” (Deen, 2/26).

IRIN: Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?
“…For decades the international consensus has focused on criminalization and interdiction, but the approach has not only failed to stem drug production and use, it has also had a devastating impact on communities and individual lives…”

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