Pols, Celebs Push For Further Drug Reform

Even as high officials within the Obama administration reportedly weigh action against two states which legalized use of marijuana, a number of other politicians and celebrities — including a former president — are pushing for wider international reform of drug laws. Former president Jimmy Carter signed onto a declaration to “Governments and Parliaments” to begin re-examining the existing stringent criminalization of drug use worldwide. Carter was joined as a signatory by a number of current and former global presidents, including those from Mexico, Columbia, Guatemala, Poland and elsewhere. George Schultz, a secretary of state for President Ronald Reagan, also lent his support, as did Hollywood stars such as musicians Sting and Yoko Ono and director Bernardo Bertolucci — as well as … Continue reading