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UK: PUB LTE: Drug Policy Results Reveal True Picture

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URL: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n386/a04.html

Newshawk: http://www.drugwarfacts.org

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Pubdate: Sun, 12 Jun 2011

Source: Scotsman (UK)

Copyright: 2011 The Scotsman Publications Ltd

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Website: http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/406

Author: Robert Sharpe, Policy Analyst, Common Sense for Drug Policy

Referenced: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n366/a01.html

 

 

 

DRUG POLICY RESULTS REVEAL TRUE PICTURE

 

RE DUNCAN Hamilton's column headlined "War on drugs has also become a war on free thinking" ( Insight, 5 June ). The Global Commission on Drug Policy's groundbreaking report criticised the United States government for promoting global drug war.

 

Here in the United States, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy immediately rejected the Global Commission on Drug Policy's call for reform and defended the "balanced drug control efforts" of the US government.

 

These "balanced" efforts have given the land of the free the highest incarceration rate in the world. Prohibition-related violence has caused upwards of 35,000 deaths in Mexico over the past four years. Despite criminal penalties, the US has higher rates of drug use than European Union countries like Portugal that have decriminalised.

 

Scotland should "Just Say No" to the American inquisition.

 

Robert Sharpe

 

Policy Analyst, Common Sense for Drug Policy

 

Arlington, Virginia

MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.

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