Jul 1, 2011

Drug Policy Reform: Bolivia Withdraws from UN Drug Convention

From 'InSight Crime'

Bolivia Withdraws from UN Drug Convention: "The Bolivian government has confirmed its decision to renounce a major UN drug convention, after rejecting its classification of the coca leaf as an illicit substance.

On Tuesday, the Bolivian Senate approved a new law which sets out Bolivia’s rejection of the 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and on Thursday Bolivia's ambassador to the UN, Pablo Salon, conveyed his country’s decision to UN Secretary"

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