Call Off the Global Drug War

Jimmy Carter
The New York Times (US)
Thursday, June 16, 2011

penalties-should-change-carterIn an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly important recommendations in a report on how to bring more effective control over the illicit drug trade. They probably won’t turn to the United States for advice. Drug policies here are more punitive and counterproductive than in other democracies, and have brought about an explosion in prison populations.