In just a few days, UN dignitaries and officials are meeting to discuss new approaches toward ending the drug war, including decriminalization and regulation. Sign this petition  for your voice to be heard.
Politicians agree that raiding, burning drug farms, and hunting addicts is becoming unnecessarily expensive. Illegal drug trade continues to facilitate massive amounts of death and insecurity throughout the Americas. Contrarily, countries with more lenient drug laws, such as Switzerland, Portugal, and Australia, have seen a major decline in crime, addiction, and death.
Liberating the drug culture would arguably create an entirely new, empowered citizen. Recreational drugs are already a representative characteristic of the forward-conscious community--if they are decriminalized, more free spirits would start coming out of the woodwork, ready to express who they are.
While this may seem to be an overwhelming or idealistic change, this motion is a small stepping stone to creating larger movements in the future. Eventually, countries will be forced to address the issues at hand. Sign this petition  and help start the process of change.
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