It's time to decriminalize drugs, commission report says

Global Commission on Drug Policy’s report calls for end to criminal and civil penalties for possession and use and more research into regulatory models
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, November 21, 2016

In a report released by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, that includes the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and former presidents of Colombia, Mexico and Brazil, recommended that countries should end civil and criminal penalties for drug use and possession in a report that follows the commission’s sharp criticism of the UN’s lackluster effort to combat drug abuse. Commission member Richard Branson, head of the Virgin group, called the UN’s latest meeting on drug policy “fatally flawed” in April. (See also: 2016 GCDP report press conference)