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Associated Press Venezuelan army helicopters fly over the Sierra de Perija national park, west of Caracas where poppy and marijuana plants are often discovered (2005).
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'?
A group of 1,000 politicians, celebrities and campaigners are calling for a shift in drug policy.

A GROUP OF more than 1,000 campaigners, celebrities, law enforcement figures and politicians – including the likes of billionaire Warren Buffet and US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders – have called for a shift in global drug policy from emphasising criminalisation and punishment to health and human rights.

Their open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the war on drugs has failed. It comes ahead of a United Nations special session on the subject in the coming week.

In Ireland, the Oireachtas Justice Committee last year strongly recommended that the possession of a small amount of illegal drugs be decriminalised – following months of research and public submissions.

This evening we’re asking: Do we need to shift global policy away from the ‘war on drugs’?

Poll Results:

Yes. (7402)
No. (4146)
I'm not sure. (983)
No interest/no opinion. (274)

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