Drugs are a development issue - which is why we should legalise them

Since drug prohibition deeply affects some of the world's poorest people, the development community must back legalisation calls
Jonathan Glennie
Guardian blog (UK)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If there is a "war on drugs", this is it. Mexico is undergoing worse violence than has been seen in Latin America in decades. President Felipe Calderon's decision to take the fight to the narcos has been returned with drug gang brutality on a massive scale. If any good is to come out of the tragedy afflicting Mexico, it is that the misguided global approach to drug regulation will be challenged and may, eventually, be changed.