Thursday, July 06, 2006

UN 2006 Drug Report Shows Drug War is a Failure

This article from the Vancouver Sun, published on 28th June 2006, gives an update on the UN 2006 World Drug Report which reveals that the use of drugs especially marijuana has steadily increased. The report also highlights the increased potency of majijuana which may be linked to a rising number of adverse health events associated with marijuana use. The author blames this increase on the war on drugs. The UN's stance, however, is resolutely prohibitionist.

1 comment:

Steve Rolles said...

Thus it ever was...

once again the report tells the same story - of failure and the spinners try to dress it up as success.

There is some top notch analysis ion the report from the Trans National Institute here:

http://www.tni.org/policybriefings/brief18.pdf