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    Failure of U.S. Drug Policies

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    WHO survey of 17 countries finds that we have the highest rates of marijuana and cocaine use.


    The United States has some of the world's most punitive drug policies and has led the cheering section for tough "war on drugs" policies worldwide, but a new international study suggests that those policies have been a crashing failure. A World Health Organization survey of 17 countries, conducted by some of the world's leading substance abuse researchers, found that we have the highest rates of marijuana and cocaine use.

    The numbers are startling. In the United States, 42.4 percent admitted having used marijuana. The only other nation that came close was New Zealand, another bastion of get-tough policies, at 41.9 percent. No one else was even close. The results for cocaine use were similar, with the United States leading the world by a large margin.
    This study is important because it's the first time a respected international group has surveyed drug use around the world, using the same questions and procedure everywhere. While many countries have their own drug use surveys, the questions and methodology vary, and comparisons between countries are difficult.

    This new study eliminates that problem.
    Some of the most striking numbers are from the Netherlands, where adults are permitted to possess a small of marijuana and purchase it from regulated businesses. Some U.S. officials have claimed that these Dutch policies have created some sort of decadent cesspool of drug abuse, but the new study demolishes such assertions: In the Netherlands, only 19.8 percent have used marijuana, less than half the U.S. figure.

    Even more striking is what the researchers found when they asked young adults when they had started using marijuana. Again, the United States led the world, with 20.2 percent trying marijuana by age 15. No other country was even close, and in the Netherlands, just 7 percent used marijuana by 15 -- roughly one-third of the U.S. figure.

    "The U.S., which has been driving much of the world's drug research and drug policy agenda, stands out with higher levels of use of alcohol, cocaine, and cannabis, despite punitive illegal drug policies. ... The Netherlands, with a less criminally punitive approach to cannabis use than the US, has experienced lower levels of use, particularly among younger adults. Clearly, by itself, a punitive policy towards possession and use accounts for limited variation in nation level rates of illegal drug use."

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    #2
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    nederland doet het heel zo slecht nog niet... legaliseren zeg ik!! NU!! WERELDWIJD \o/
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    Kruimel um, draai um, steek um op en paas um door.

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      #3
      Re: Failure of U.S. Drug Policies

      Eindelijk nog eens een artikel dat aangeeft dat het gedoogbeleid toch niet zo slecht is!

      grtz

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        #4
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        ik ga ook mee legelaze mannan daar gaan we voor ge mannen ....en ook vrouwen natuurlijk.
        grtz nervgas is not a toy

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          #5
          Re: Failure of U.S. Drug Policies

          in weed we trust.jpg En nie anders
          "Een dwaas die weet dat hij een dwaas is, is al wijzer dan een dwaas die denkt dat hij wijs is." .

          Medigebruiker

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            #6
            Re: Failure of U.S. Drug Policies

            misshien is het wel handig als JD zijn eigen politieke partij opricht

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              #7
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              Goe plan! Ik stem voor! JD, tijd om de mouwen op te stropen en Joswa z`n idee uit te werken.
              "Een dwaas die weet dat hij een dwaas is, is al wijzer dan een dwaas die denkt dat hij wijs is." .

              Medigebruiker

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                #8
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                ok, ik ben drukker en kan wel affiches drukken

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                  #9
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                  moest er in belgie aan partij boven het water komen waar je op kan stemmen, die cannabis willen legalizen,...
                  ik zie er anders wel een pittige kans in...
                  grtz
                  Wil je van Bil bel dan naar GIL

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