Illicit drugs are not the only problem

It’s outdated drug policy that needs fixing
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
The Huffington Post (US)
Monday, April 11, 2016

cardoso2Next week the United Nations is convening the largest gathering on drug policy that the world has seen in two decades. It was the brainchild of three Latin American presidents — from Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico — who wanted to end decades of poorly conceived and executed counter-narcotics programs. Their hope was that the General Assembly Special Session, or UNGASS, would stimulate new thinking on ways to reverse the political, social and economic wreckage of a failed war on drugs.