State Department Official Calls For ‘Flexibility’ On Drug Control Treaties

"To now have the United States government emerging as a defender and even champion of flexibility in interpreting the conventions, that represents a major step forward," said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A high-ranking State Department official called for “flexible” interpretations of international drug control treaties at the United Nations in New York City last week, citing marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield’s Oct. 9 remarks were the third time this year he has made such a call. And the Read the full article…