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Nobel Economists Back Call to End Failed 'War on Drugs'

 Backed by five Nobel economists, numerous experts and government leaders, a new comprehensive report presented in London on Wednesday is calling for the end of the international so-called "war on drugs."
The London School of Economics report— Ending the Drug Wars: Report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy (pdf)—outlines what its authors see as the "enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage" that have followed the militarized effort by governments who declared "war" on the illicit drug trade more than a generation ago and calls of those same governments to redirect taxpayer "resources away from an enforcement-led and prohibition-focused strategy" and instead focus on "proven public health policies of harm reduction and treatment" strategies for drug users.

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