June 02, 2011

Who Knew?

The War on Drugs has failed.


"The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," said the report issued by the commission on Thursday. The study urges "experimentation by governments with models of legal regulation of drugs," adding: " This recommendation applies especially to cannabis, but we also encourage other experiments in decriminalization and legal regulation."

Haven't we been saying the same thing for years?

CR.

11 comments:

Bucko said...

I've just been reading this story on the BBC. The sheep in the comments are all bleating for tougher sentances rather than decriminalisation.
Makes me quite sad.

I am Stan said...

Let the good times roll!....in a rizla.

Harry Hook said...

It seems that 'The Awoken Ones'... want to put themselves back to sleep.

Captain Shifty said...

I've seen this kind of story more and more in the last year. It seems to me that it's being encouraged behind the scenes by the ptb but not through altruistic thoughtful consideration.

The U.S. will save their economy somewhat by growing hemp and medicinal marijuana. The cost/benefit ratio is probably going to be higher soon than keeping victimless criminals in the clutches of the courts and prison industry.

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/hAR_nrVaQB4

Anonymous said...

Does that mean they might re-legalize tobacco again? Just wondering.

mikebravo said...

Great idea.
Then we can spend millions of my cash on rehab and compo for mongs addicted to government sanctioned recreational substances.

Live an 'Achievable Life' said...

Great, Now we have that settled can we criminalise the recreational use of 'BULL SHIT', I think we would not reduce the numbers of inmates because they would be replaced by politicians. :-)

Namaste, phil;

James Higham said...

Waste of time coming down on cannabis.

Anonymous said...

There is a downside to this. The government may bring in a whole new set of 'laws' to comnbat drug driving. Companies both private and public, may demand on the spot drug checks of their employees. More quango's and red tape will be brought in to deal with regulation, taxation, dispencing and treatment of drugs.


Hmmmm...I smell a rat.

Damo

Woodsy42 said...

There is always a rat anon, I wish they would legalise but you can be sure it will be in a way that makes tax and business opportunities.