Leaked United Nations Paper Calls for Decriminalizing Drug Use and Possession

By Drug Policy Alliance

united nations drug war reportDrug Decriminalization Rapidly Emerging as Consensus Goal of Drug Policy, Public Safety and Health Stakeholders as 2016 UN Special Session on Drugs Approaches

Momentum Accelerating in the U.S. and Abroad Toward Drug Policy Reforms: Marijuana Legalization, Drug Decriminalization, and Ending Mass Incarceration

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appeared set to call on governments to end the criminalization of drug use and possession, according to DPA Honorary Board Member Richard Branson – but in a dramatic turn of events withdrew a briefing paper under pressure from at least one country, according to the BBC.

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The Top 5 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Cannabis

moneyBelow is a list of the top 5 countries in regards to where cannabis is the cheapest and most expensive, based on the average price of a gram. The list was compiled using data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 World Drug Report, and from the cannabis pricing index website Price of Weed.

Here are the top 5 countries where cannabis is the cheapest:

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The Top 10 Cannabis Consuming Countries

world The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released its annual World Drug Report, which provides a detailed analysis of drug trafficking and usage rates throughout the world. Using data from this report, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 countries that use cannabis the most, based on the percentage of the country’s residents that have consumed cannabis in the past year.

 

10. Czech Republic

Percentage of cannabis consumers: 9.20%

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