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United Nations World Health Organization Report on Cocaine, The Truth Buried

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 - 3:21 pm

From the November Coalition:

In the early 90s, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) completed the largest study ever undertaken on the use of coca and cocaine. The WHO/UNICRI briefing kit, released in 1995, had this to say: “Health problems from the use of legal substances, particularly alcohol and tobacco, are greater than health problems from cocaine use. Few experts describe cocaine as invariably harmful to health.”

Unfortunately (and predictably), under pressure from the United States, it was never published, when it became clear its findings were in direct conflict with the myths, stereotypes and propaganda that prop up the war on drugs.

From the Transform Drug Policy Foundation:

The suppression of this detailed, authoritative and independent report is yet more evidence of how certain governments, most conspicuously the US, have willfully refused to develop rational drug policy based on science and evidence - and worse, when evidence emerges that challenges their political prerogatives and drug war ideologies they will resort to bullying, threats and censorship to ensure it is suppressed. This is anti-science drug war posturing of the worst kind, and can only lead to poor policy development with increased social and personal costs the inevitable result.

The WHO cocaine report the US didn't want you to see


US Buries WHO Cocaine Report

Transnational Institute

Please see these other links from the Transnational Institute: Coca - Cocaine overview and links, UN Drug Control and WHO.

What else comes to mind?

Um, Thug Addicts, In-the-Closet Hypocrites, High Priests of Assigning Permanent Shame, False Prophets of Prohibition, and Men (and Women) of Lawlessness.

Also the fact they scream at God, “DAMN YOU GOD TO HELL for making these plants!