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US Blasts Call from International Panel to Legalize Some Drugs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is dismissing as “silly” a new report that calls on governments to fight the use of illegal drugs by making some of them legal. The Office of National Drug Control Policy says drug addiction is a disease that can be treated successfully. A spokesman with the agency says drug use in the […]

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Major Panel: Drug War a ‘Devastating’ Failure

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A panel of former world leaders says the so-called war on drugs has failed with “devastating consequences” for individuals and communities worldwide. In a report released Thursday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy said governments should consider fundamentally reforming their approach to drug use, including making marijuana legal. The report says “vast” sums have been […]

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