U.N. May Recommend Decriminalizing Drug Use
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U.N. May Recommend Decriminalizing Drug Use
Posted by CN Staff on October 20, 2015 at 15:19:10 PT
By Sam Frizell
Source: Time
World News -- The United Nations is preparing to call on governments around the world to decriminalize drug use, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, who says he received an advance statement.The U.N.’s Office on Drugs and Crime would recommend decriminalizing drug use as well as possession of all drugs for personal consumption, Branson said, which could encourage a host of member U.N. nations 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,” wrote Branson, who is an advocate for drug policy reform and has worked with the U.N. “We should treat drug use as a health issue, not as a crime.”The recommendation would likely have no legal weight, as the U.N. does not oversee drug policies in its member nations.Momentum has been growing in recent years in favor of rolling back strict drug laws. The Global Commission on Drug Policy called for legalization in September 2014, and included U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan among its commissioners.Four U.S. states and the District of Columbia have made it legal to purchase marijuana, and Portugal, Uruguay and other nations have taken significant steps in recent years to decriminalizing drug purchases.Source: Time Magazine (US)Author: Sam Frizell Published: October 19, 2015Copyright: 2015 Time Inc.Contact: letters time.comWebsite: Justice Archives 
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Comment #2 posted by RELFVING on October 20, 2015 at 18:12:40 PT:
Should be treated has a health problem
This is absolutely correct. "We should treat drug use as a health issue, not as a crime." I have long been aware of the stance of Portugal, Italy, Uruguay,
and Switzerland for many years. By November 2016 many states in the US
will have made cannabis legal. In the Bible the first translation it to Greek occurred in 150 A.D. They made the mistake of translated the Hebrew word
kaneb bosm as calamus. God tells Moses to put this in his annoiting oil in Exodus 30:23. It is mentioned five time in the Old Testament. In the New Testament apocrypha Christ tells his disciples to use the anointing oil to heal people. There is an example of them healing what they called the ghost disease (epilepsy). 
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on October 20, 2015 at 17:59:02 PT
Federal Court Tells the DEA to Stop Harassing Medical Marijuana Providers"""  In a scathing decision, a federal court in California has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s interpretation of a recent medical marijuana bill “defies language and logic,” “tortures the plain meaning of the statute” and is “at odds with fundamental notions of the rule of law.” The ruling could have a broad impact on the DEA’s ability to prosecute federal medical marijuana cases going forward.Cont. other words: DEA told to muzzle their vicious dogs...
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