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Dr. Gabor Mate: Obama Should Heed Global Panel's Call to End "Failed" U.S.-Led Drug War

Daily Dose 2011-06-06 0 comments

After an international body called for the debate on the War on Drugs is refuted without the use of science, Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Gabor Mate.

A high-level international panel has concluded the so-called “war on drugs” has failed and that governments should consider legalizing substances, including marijuana.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy is comprised of 19 members, including several former heads of state. The Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House has refuted the findings of the commission’s report.

Dr. Gabor Mate

 

Democracy Now! speaks to Dr. Gabor MatĂ©, a Canadian physician and best-selling author of four books including, “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction,” who says “On any level you care to name, the war on drugs is a failure.”

Dr. Gabor MatĂ©, Vancouver, Canada-based physician and best-selling author of four books, including “When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection.” His latest book is “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction.”