TV News LIES

Wednesday, Dec 07th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest UN Backs Drug Decriminalization In World Drug Report

UN Backs Drug Decriminalization In World Drug Report

E-mail Print PDF

In an about face, the United Nations on Wednesday lavishly praised drug decriminalization in its annual report on the state of global drug policy. In previous years, the UN drug czar had expressed skepticism about Portugal's decriminalization, which removed criminal penalties in 2001 for personal drug possession and emphasized treatment over incarceration. The UN had suggested the policy was in violation of international drug treaties and would encourage "drug tourism."


But in its 2009 World Drug Report, the UN had little but kind words for Portugal's radical (by U.S. standards) approach. "These conditions keep drugs out of the hands of those who would avoid them under a system of full prohibition, while encouraging treatment, rather than incarceration, for users. Among those who would not welcome a summons from a police officer are tourists, and, as a result, Portugal's policy has reportedly not led to an increase in drug tourism," reads the report. "It also appears that a number of drug-related problems have decreased."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Trump picks retired General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for secretary of defense

Trump picks Mad Dog Mattis for Sec. of DefenseDonald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of...

Winter closes in on refugees fleeing Iraq's Mosul

Winter closes in on Mosul refugeesPushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15...

Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes 2.5 Million

Hillary popular voteHillary Clinton’s lead in total votes over President-elect Donald Trump has reached 2,526,184 as ballots continue...

France arrests 5 in foiled Islamic State attack planned for next week

France attack plab foiledFive suspects were arrested in a foiled terror attack in France directed by the Islamic State...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!