Jul 1, 2011

Drug Policy Reform: Reducing Drug Demand: Not a Magic Bullet

InSight Crime critiques how drug demand reduction would have little effect on reducing organized crime. The review ends with an acknowledgement that legalization is the only option for discussion.

Reducing Drug Demand: Not a Magic Bullet: "Legalization is likely the only way to radically cut the revenues of organized crime in Latin America. The political class in the U.S. is years away from a serious consideration of the move, and, as InSight Crime has pointed out, legalization would likely bring any number of disastrous consequences in the short term. In other words, legalization isn’t a magic bullet to make Latin America safer, but, for a real change to the playing field, that, and not demand reduction, is where the debate should focus."

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