an international petition calling for an end to the drug war will be released as a companion to a report due out in days from the Global Commission on Drug Policy condemning the worldwide War On Drugs as a massive and expensive decades old failure. So far nearly 350,000 of us from all corners of the planet have signed the petition in just a few days, please, add your name as well and spread the link. It may be inconsequential but if 1 million signatures could be affixed to this petition it would be hard to miss or discount.
A simple and pointed single paragraph:
To Ban Ki-moon and all Heads of State:
We call on you to end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education. This 50 year old policy has failed, fuels violent organised crime, devastates lives and is costing billions. It is time for a humane and effective approach.
working towards sanity, one step at a time