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