Richard Branson leaks details of UN report calling to decriminalize all drugs
Published on Oct 17, 2015
The United Nations is responsible for most drug policy around the world, and a major reason marijuana law reform is so difficult to follow through with. The founder of Virgin Group was one of few to see the unreleased document detailing the UN's plan to authorize all world governments to decriminalize all drugs and effectively end the world's war on drugs. In a twitter post, Branson not only mentioned the UN's plan, but released the original drug policy briefing paper in fear of the UN backing down to political threat by goverments.
The statement from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which Branson says has “shaped much of global drug policy for decades,” calls on governments across the world to decriminalize possession and consumption of all illegal drugs.
“This is a refreshing shift that could go a long way to finally end the needless criminalisation of millions of drug users around the world,” Branson writes.