The global commission on Drug policy released a new report in its official website which recommends internationally legalizing cannabis, marijuana and other drugs. The panel in its report also recommends for expanding various treatments available to the drug users and for also making them more available than now, and investing in programs to discourage children from using drugs, rather than enforcing harsh punishments against drug users. The report also asks each country to develop its own unique, human rights-based approaches for regulation of drugs and violations of drug law. The report fired up controversy by mentioning that UN single convention on narcotic drugs 1961 and US war on drugs campaign had failed to achieve its objectives. Panel includes elite members like former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, Richard Branson and former US Secretary of State George Shultz.
Report by Reuben