Americans pay dearly for this ideology, but so to does the rest of the world.
"It is often forgotten that health is the first principle of drug policy." - Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Voting ended late last week on the President-Elect¹s website Change.gov. As was the case in December, questions from the general public pertaining to marijuana and drug policy reform proved to be extremely popular.
Of the more than 76,000 questions posed to Obama by the public, the fourth most popular question overall called on the incoming administration to cease arresting and prosecuting adults who use cannabis. And in the sub-category “National Security,” the most popular question posed by the public pertained to amending U.S. drug policies as a way to try and halt the ongoing violence surround illicit drug trafficking in Mexico and other nations. ( for more see http://blog.thehill.com/ article by Deputy Director Paul Armentano,
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
The continuing arrogance of the US Congress/administration and its political and religiously deluded vehicle for maintaining the international ignominy of the "War on Drugs", the Single Conventions and covenants, stands as the single biggest unresolved issue on this planet. It is in the way of even climate change and peace... so long as it is the single largest 'fixable' contributor to destabilised nation states, institutionalised corruption and chronic and systemic racist, ageist and sexist human rights abuse. Without wholesale reform of the drug laws the rest is just pretence for expediency. Non-feasance on a planetary scale. Seriously, political arses should be whupped for this devious practice of 'self interest before others'.
Repudiate the Single Conventions on Narcotics - 'for God's Sake'