U.S. Drug Czar Addresses U.N. Report Calling for Drug Decriminalization
Update: At the press conference today, Tom Angell of LEAP asked Gil Kerlikowske if in light of the report and others calling for consideration of legalization, whether discussion about it might not be a good thing. His answer:
"As regards legalization, it is not in the President's vocabulary and it's not in mine."
Via Huffington Post, the U.N. today released its 2009 World Drug Report report and reversed course. The report endorses drug decriminalization. [More...]
U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske (Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy) released this statement (pdf) in response.
As NORML notes, the one word conspicuously absent from Kerlikowske's statement is "decriminalization."
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