It’s Final: United States Helps Kill Global Drug Safety Push
In Vienna, United Nations members today signed off on the United Nations political declaration recommending global drug policy for the decade to come. Despite a strong push by Europe and others to include “harm reduction” language — a reference to health-focused policies for dealing with drug abuse — opposition from the United States and others kept the term out of the document.
The move hasn’t pleased drug reform advocates. Here’s a statement released this afternoon by the London-based International Drug Policy Consortium: