Davos: Kofi Annan Urges 'Rising Up' Against Drug Prohibition

I believe that drugs have destroyed many people, but wrong governmental policies have destroyed many more," Annan said.

SWITZERLAND:  A high-profile panel featuring Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, discussed drug decriminalization Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Annan and Santos, joined by Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch, condemned drug prohibition as unsuccessful and insisted on a new Read the full article…

Davos: Kofi Annan Urges 'Rising Up' Against Drug Prohibition

I believe that drugs have destroyed many people, but wrong governmental policies have destroyed many more," Annan said.

SWITZERLAND:  A high-profile panel featuring Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, discussed drug decriminalization Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Annan and Santos, joined by Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch, condemned drug prohibition as unsuccessful and insisted on a new Read the full article…

The Seed Of Marijuana Legalization Spreading In Latin America

The fact that Pérez Molina – a hard-line ex-military general who waged the drug war – sounds like a speaker at a NORML conference illustrates how far, and how fast, the mood has shifted in Latin America.

GUATEMALA:  In a speech at the United Nations on Thursday, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said his country was beginning work on drug policy reform, and praised the American trailblazers. Here’s an excerpt from his remarks:

Can The United Nations Block U.S. Marijuana Legalization?

Supporters of marijuana legalization don't really need to worry about the UN drug control treaties.

NEW YORK: The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board’s latest annual report expressed dismay at the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado and urged “the Government of the United States to take necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties in its entire territory”.