United Nations: Drug Use Should Not Be a Crime

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With momentum growing in recent years in favor of decriminalizing drug use, the United Nations is also preparing to call on world governments to join the initiative.

According to Virgin Group founder and drug policy reform advocate Richard Branson, he received an advance statement from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime stating its plans to recommend decriminalizing drug use and possession of all drugs for personal consumption. This could encourage UN member states to change their drug policies.

“This is a refreshing shift that could go a long way to finally end the needless criminalization of millions of drug users around the world,” Branson said. “We should treat drug use as a health issue, not as a crime.” However, such a recommendation will have no legal weight, since the UN does not oversee the drug policies of its members.

In the United States, four states and the District of Columbia have already legalized both medical and recreational marijuana. Other nations have also taken steps to decriminalize drug use, such as Portugal and Uruguay.

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