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Nåt mindre kan man knappast säga om detta. Global Commission on Drug Policys rapport. Nu är detta visserligen bara rekommendationer, som t.ex. USA, Sverige och andra drakoniska länder knappast kommer bry sig om, men det är ändå en hel del tunga namn som står bakom det här. Det blir svårt att sopa under mattan.

De säger det så bra själva så jag tar helt enkelt och copy-pastar hela deras sammanfattning här, rakt av bara. Håll till godo!

(Ganska smal spalt blir det, men jag orkar inte formatera om texten.)


Our principles and recommendations can
be summarized as follows:


End the criminalization, marginalization
and stigmatization of people who use drugs
but who do no harm to others. Challenge
rather than reinforce common misconceptions
about drug markets, drug use and
drug dependence.

Encourage experimentation by governments
withmodels of legal regulation of drugs to
undermine the power of organized crime
and safeguard the health and security of
their citizens. This recommendation applies
especially to cannabis, but we also encourage
other experiments in decriminalization and
legal regulation that can accomplish these
objectives and provide models for others.
Offer health and treatment services to those
in need. Ensure that a variety of treatment
modalities are available, including not just
methadone and buprenorphine treatment but
also the heroin-assisted treatment programs
that have proven successful in many European
countries and Canada. Implement syringe
access and other harm reduction measures
that have proven effective in reducing
transmission of HIV and other blood-borne
infections as well as fatal overdoses. Respect
the human rights of people who use drugs.
Abolish abusive practices carried out in the
name of treatment – such as forced detention, forced labor, and physical or psychological
abuse – that contravene human rights
standards and norms or that remove the
right to self-determination.

Apply much the same principles and
policies stated above to people involved
in the lower ends of illegal drug markets,
such as farmers, couriers and petty sellers.
Many are themselves victims of violence
and intimidation or are drug dependent.
Arresting and incarcerating tens of millions
of these people in recent decades has lled
prisons and destroyed lives and families
without reducing the availability of illicit
drugs or the power of criminal organizations.
There appears to be almost no limit to
the number of people willing to engage in
such activities to better their lives, provide
for their families, or otherwise escape
poverty. Drug control resources are better
directed elsewhere.
Invest in activities that can both prevent
young people from taking drugs in the
rst place and also prevent those who do
use drugs from developing more serious
problems. Eschew simplistic ‘just say no’
messages and ‘zero tolerance’ policies
in favor of educational efforts grounded
in credible information and prevention
programs that focus on social skills and peer
inuences.The most successful prevention
efforts may be those targeted at specic
at-risk groups.
Focus repressive actions on violent
criminal organizations, but do so in ways
that undermine their power and reach
while prioritizing the reduction of violence
and intimidation. Law enforcement
efforts should focus not on reducing drug
markets per se but rather on reducing their
harms to individuals, communities and
national security.
Begin the transformation of the global
drug prohibition regime. Replace drug
policies and strategies driven by ideology
and political convenience with scally
responsible policies and strategies
grounded in science, health, security and
human rights – and adopt appropriate
criteria for their evaluation. Review the
scheduling of drugs that has resulted
in obvious anomalies like the awed
categorization of cannabis, coca leaf and
MDMA. Ensure that the international
conventions are interpreted and/or revised
to accommodate robust experimentation
with harm reduction, decriminalization and
legal regulatory policies.

Break the taboo on debate and reform.
The time for action is now.

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