Here’s a petition to sign at AVAAZ
To Ban Ki-moon and all Heads of State:
We call on you to end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education. This 50 year old policy has failed, fuels violent organised crime, devastates lives and is costing billions. It is time for a humane and effective approach.
I’m not a big one on petitions, usually, but this sounds interesting, particularly since the petition is connected to the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which is apparently releasing a major report soon. The petition is aimed to support that report.
This, by the way, is a pretty amazing commission, looking to completely change the global approach to drug policy, based on evidence.
The commission also has a powerhouse membership, including a number of former heads of state who have come out for legalization.
I’ve signed the petition and suggest that you do the same.