What do former US Secretary of State George Schultz, US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, the former Presidents/Prime Ministers of Colombia, Greece, Mexico, Switzerland and Brazil (along with many other top world leaders) all have in common? As part of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, they issued a report late last week stating, “The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.” The Commission then went on to recommend “experimentation by governments with models of legal regulation of drugs to undermine the power of organized crime and safeguard the health and security of their citizens.”
Clearly, with the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of the War on Drugs coming up this week, it is time for some drastically new thinking about America’s drug problem. What’s more, althought it has been over two years since the Obama administration’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske boldly told us that he ended the drug war, nothing could be further from the truth.
Join Wendy Wright and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) co-founder, Peter Christ this Saturday at 1pm ET for a discussion about the recent Global Commission on Drug Policy report, and the soon to be released report by LEAP on the Obama’s administration’s failure to change the War on Drugs’ policies of past administrations. Talk just got interesting!
Wright On The Edge, Saturday from 1-3pm on WOL and streaming live at woldcnews.com