UN Drug Czar … Countries "Get the Drug Problem They Deserve"
The head of the UN anti-drugs department is quoted (June 27) as saying "the harmful characteristics of cannabis are no longer that different from those of . . . cocaine and heroin." His statement would have been more credible if he stated he prepared these comments while smoking pot! Does any - sober - professional or lay-person really believe there's essentially no distinction in the harm associated with marijuana and the other drugs?
As for the UN drug czar's statement that countries "get the drug problem they deserve," it should be noted his condemnation was directed at Britain and its decision to downgrade cannabis, and not at countries like Russia, where an estimated 2 million heroin addicts have absolutely no treatment whatsoever.