The Drug Lords International came to Vienna to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
When the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, most people did not expect that 50 years later nobody will celebrate the anniversary of global drug prohibition but a group of drug lords. Drug prohibition created a lucrative black market that generates annual revenue of 320 billion dollars for organized crime: who else have a better reason to celebrate?
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Many NGOs joined the UK-based drug policy think thank, Transform in the “Count the Costs!” campaign that calls on government to evaluate the 50 years of global prohibition. Transform identified 6 major costs of the global drug war: it undermines health and security, threatens public health by spreading disease and death, undermines human rights, promotes discrimination and stigma, creates crime and enrich criminals, leads to deforestation and pollution and wastes billions of dollars on drug law enforcement. Distinguished government officials, it is time to count the costs!
Posted by Peter Sarosi