Former Prime Minister Helen Clark: New Zealand needs to rethink drug policy
The war on drugs has failed and it’s time for New Zealand to take a fresh look at its policy, says former prime minister Helen Clark … “I think all the people who know about drug policy, who know what’s happening around the world, need to come to the [select] committee and spell it out how it is.”
[She]… is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which aims to reform drug policy in order to reduce societal harm. Clark has previously advised the evidence lies with countries like Switzerland and Portugal, where decriminalisation and extensive social policies have reduced Portugal’s rate of drug users from the highest in western Europe to the lowest.
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