|Europe Leading The Way To Smarter Drug Laws|
Posted by FoM on September 15, 2000 at 07:38:14 PT|
By Dan Gardner, The Ottawa Citizen
Source: Ottawa Citizen
Addiction Rates, Deaths, Crime Plummet When Users Are No Longer Considered Criminals.
In November, 1990, officials from four major European cities -- Hamburg, Frankfurt, Zurich and Amsterdam -- declared war on the War on Drugs. "The attempt to eliminate both the supply and the consumption of drugs in our society has failed," city officials declared.
The "Frankfurt Resolution," as the cities' declaration was called, was the beginning of a major movement in Europe. No longer would drug users and addicts be threatened with arrest. No longer would stopping people from using illegal drugs be the obsessive goal of government policy. Now the first priority would be keeping people alive.
|Comment #3 posted by Eco2 on September 17, 2000 at 01:28:25 PT|
*Greens and the Drug War. Worldwide. LINKS. Green Party candidates, positions, platforms, etc.. Concerning the Drug War, cannabis, marijuana, etc.. Ralph Nader info, links.
*9-00. MAP/DrugNews SEARCH SHORTCUT for many press articles about RALPH NADER's September 8, 2000 press conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he called for legalizing cannabis/marijuana, and for harm reduction drug reform. Ralph Nader "called for the legalization of marijuana as part of an overhaul of the nation's 'self-defeating and antiquated drug laws.' ... Legalizing marijuana, Nader said, would allow the government to regulate and potentially tax its use like tobacco products. " -Albuquerque Journal, September 8, 2000.
|Comment #2 posted by Dr. Ganj on September 16, 2000 at 00:21:45 PT|
|Comment #1 posted by freedom fighter on September 15, 2000 at 16:52:16 PT|