The UN Are Reportedly Going To Call On Governments To Legalise All Drugs
Can you imagine a UK where all drugs are legal? Well, if Richard Branson is to be believed then it could be a massive step closer.
The UN are reportedly lining up to call on world governments to end to the relentless “war on drugs” and decriminalise the use and possession of illegal substances.
Posting on his Virgin website, Branson said he had been shown a a report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which recently completely changed their stance on drug control.
He claimed that the statement has been released to some of the world’s media prior to its release and the reason he has gone prematurely public with it is that he fears the UN will “bow to pressure by not going ahead with this important move”.
Branson wrote that the UN was preparing to state “unequivocally that criminalisation is harmful unnecessary and disproportionate”. The document was supposed to be released in a conference in Malaysia on Sunday but was delayed.
“As I’m writing this I am hearing that at least one government is putting an inordinate amount of pressure on the UNODC.
Let us hope the UNODC, a global organisation that is part of the UN and supposed to do what is right for the people of the world, does not do a remarkable volte-face at the last possible moment and bow to pressure by not going ahead with this important move. The war on drugs has done too much damage to too many people already.”
-Branson on his website
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