Latin American Commission: U.S. Drug War a Failure
A new report by the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy blasts the war on drugs as a failure.
[The report] is the latest to question the U.S.'s emphasis on punitive measures to deal with illegal drug use and the criminal violence that accompanies it. A recent Brookings Institution study concluded that despite interdiction and eradication efforts, the world's governments haven't been able to significantly decrease the supply of drugs, while punitive methods haven't succeeded in lowering drug use.Among the suggestions:
The panel recommends that governments consider measures including decriminalizing the use of marijuana.
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