United Nations denies ‘global drug decriminalisation’ claim by Sir Richard Branson – Trudeau disappointed

The United Nations drug agency has been caught in an embarrassing row over drug policy after Sir Richard Branson leaked an official document which appeared to back decriminalising possession of drugs.

The document from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said liberalisation of laws on controlled substances may need to be carried out world-wide.

But the significance of the two-page paper was immediately contested by UN chiefs in Vienna, who said it did not amount to official policy

  • Brenda

    How the heck did Richard Branson get his hands on a UN document?

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    The most destructive drugs are now part of the Ford family but at the same time brings them luck , the politician who hates drugs hired them for a rescue effort.

    • David


    • Clink9

      I thought it was Smitherman drugs.

  • andycanuck

    Mmm. Soma.

  • andycanuck

    Shouldn’t Morris be in Mexico right now bringing down the drug cartels?

  • dukestreet

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    • canminuteman

      I am not a computer geek, but I just got a new laptop. If I use explorer as a browser I get tons of adds. If I use chrome, I get non at all. It’s probably something that you can control for.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I am not a computer geek but I play one on tv.

  • canminuteman

    I would be all for going back to the Victorian ere where there were no drug laws, as long as we were also prepared to get rid of public health care and poor relief programs. If you want to be a stoner, go ahead, just don’t expect me to pick up the pieces of your shattered life.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      If there were no drug laws I don’t think things would be much different than they are now.
      Except there wouldn’t be any safe injection clinics in BC and Saskatchewan wouldn’t be giving out a million free needles a year.