02 Jun '11, 12pm

Global war on drugs a failure, high-level panel says: LEVEL international commission on Thursday declared the gl...

WASHINGTON - A HIGH-LEVEL international commission on Thursday declared the global 'war on drugs' a failure and urged nations to consider steps such as legalising marijuana to help undermine the power of organised crime. The Global Commission on Drug Policy urges international leaders to take a new approach to reducing drug abuse, to replace the current strategy of strictly criminalising drugs and incarcerating drug users while battling criminal cartels that control the drug trade. 'The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world,' according to the report issued by the commission. The 19 member panel includes current Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and former heads of state; former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; British businessman Richard Branson; and former US Secretary of State George Shultz. The ...

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