Report: West African governments should decriminalize drug use

[JURIST] West African governments should decriminalize drug use and treat it as a public health issue, according to a report [text, PDF] published Thursday by the West Africa Commission on Drugs [advocacy website]. The report also recommends that governments try to confront corruption so that traffickers cannot exploit corrupt officials. The report, commissioned by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, states, "[w]e believe that the consumption and possession for personal use of drugs should not be criminalised. Experience shows that criminalisation…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/report-west-african-governments-should-decriminalize-drug-use.php

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