The British Medical Journal calls for legalisation of drugs (The Independent)

The British Medical Journal, un journal de médecine prestigieux appelle à mettre fin à la guerre aux drogues, à réguler ce marché et avoir une approche rationnelle, centrée sur la santé publique plutôt que la criminalisation des usagers.

The British Medical Journal has called for the legalisation of illicit drugs for the first time. Prohibition laws have failed to curb either supply or demand, reduce addiction, cut violence or reduce profits for organised crime, the journal argued, saying the so-called « War on Drugs » had been a failure. It said the ban on the production, supply, possession and use of some drugs for non-medical purposes was causing huge harm.

« There is an imperative to investigate more effective alternatives to criminalisation of drug use and supply, » the BMJ said in an editorial.

Source : BMJ medical journal calls for legalisation of drugs (The Independent)

Press release : The war on drugs has failed and doctors should lead calls for change, says The BMJ

Publication : The war on drugs has failed: doctors should lead calls for drug policy reform (BMJ 2016;355:i6067 )

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