The Global Commission on Drug Policy has published “Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work”, a groundbreaking report which argues that the War on Drugs has been a colossal failure and something has to change. The proposals outlined are policies based on knowledge, compassion, health and human rights. Here are the five major changes the world leaders propose to reform the global drug policy regime:
1. Put health and community safety first
2. Stop criminalizing people for drug use and possession
3. Allow and encourage diverse experiments in legally regulating markets
4. Ensure equitable access to essential medicines
5. Focus on reducing the power of criminal organizations
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