New Report Shows How Western-Imposed Prohibition Policies Hurt Poor Countries

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

An Afghan poppy field.
An Afghan poppy field.

Wealthy Western countries are undermining good governance and social and economic development in poor, drug-producing countries by pressuring them to enforce prohibitionist policies that exploit peasant farmers and waste millions of dollars a year on failed crop eradication and drug interdiction programs. That’s the conclusion of a recent report by the British advocacy group Health Poverty Action (HPA).

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