|Titre :||Consider legalising drugs despite UN treaties, says influential commission (2016)|
|Auteurs :||R. S. HURLEY|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||British Medical Journal (Vol.353, n°8056, 7 May 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||i2474|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus mots-clésLEGALISATION ; SANTE PUBLIQUE
Many countries are already looking beyond the prohibitive stance of the "war on drugs," which is widely seen as a harmful and costly failure. Richard Hurley reports from New York.
Countries should consider breaching their international obligations and move to regulate legal markets to reduce the harm associated with taking illicit drugs, a high profile panel said last week.
The former presidents of Mexico, Colombia, and Switzerland, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, businessman Richard Branson, and others said that countries should "experiment" with their policies related to drugs like heroin, cocaine, and cannabis.
Representing the pressure group the Global Commission on Drug Policy, they made the call on 21 April 2016 to coincide with the conclusion of a special session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGASS) in New York City to discuss the "world drug problem." [Extract]
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||11|
|Affiliation :||The BMJ, UK|