21 Oct 2015

UN Office of Drugs and Crime backs decriminalisation

From Nine To Noon, 9:27 am on 21 October 2015
Richard Branson

Richard Branson Photo: Public Domain

The billionaire tycoon Richard Branson has blown the lid on a draft briefing by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime supporting the decriminalisation of all illicit drugs. The two-page briefing was to be circulated at a international conference on drug policy in Kuala Lumpur this week but that was blocked after a member state reportedly objected to its content. Branson published a blog post outlining the briefing's content and news media then released it publicly.

Nine to Noon speaks to the Senior Policy Analyst for the UK's Transform Drug Policy Foundation Steve Rolles.