Call for Ending Criminalization of Drug Use and Drug Possession
On September 9th, 2014 in New York City the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a new, groundbreaking report, Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work.
Members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy use this report to call for ending policies for misdemeanor and criminal prosecution of people who use drugs i.e. people who possess drugs for personal use, and they reiterate their demands for decriminalization, alternatives to incarceration, and greater emphasis on public health approaches.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy emphasizes the failure of the existing drug policies and the need for implementation of drug policies based on evidence, instead on ideologies.
From the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Macedonian public is more familiar with: Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Javier Solana, Former European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Former President of Poland.