OAS chief urges new approach to failed ‘war on drugs’

The decades-old “war on drugs” is simply not working
The Tico Times (Costa Rica)
Saturday, September 13, 2014

insulzaWith the Organization of American States due to hold a special general assembly in Guatemala on illicit drugs in less than a week, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza insisted there now exists "regional consensus" regarding drug use and trafficking throughout the hemisphere. Insulza said the 35 OAS member nations no longer see the drug problem as a public safety matter but rather as a public health issue. Authorities also want alternatives to jailing drug addicts, he said.