It appears that the United Nations is trying to breach the sovereignty of the United States and request that they intervene in any state legalizing marijuana. Too bad they don’t understand that the states themselves are sovereign entities and confer limited and enumerated powers to the federal government. And, that treaties control behavior between nations, not provide for the control of another nation’s citizens as long as there is no international component. It appears that growing, distributing and using drugs may be a state issue as long as it meets the requirements of intrastate commerce.
The Seattle times is reporting …
UN: Colo., Wash. legal pot violates drug treaties
A United Nations-based drug agency urged the United States government on Tuesday to challenge the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, saying the state laws violate international drug treaties. The International Narcotics Control Board made its appeal in an annual drug report. It called on Washington, D.C., to act to "ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties on its entire territory."
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said last week that he was in the last stages of reviewing the Colorado and Washington state laws. Holder said he was examining policy options and international implications of the issue. Marijuana is illegal under federal law. The federal government could sue the states over legalization or decide not to mount a court challenge. Washington and Colorado became the first states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in last fall's elections.
"The entire international system is based on countries respecting the rules, and there's a broad fabric of international treaties that are part and parcel to that," said David Johnson, the U.S. delegate to the Vienna-based board.
Interesting that the comment on the situation was offered up by a director of the Open Society Foundations – an non-governmental foundation whose founder and chairman is none other than George Soros, a man who believes that drugs should be legalized. Something I think is meant to further devolve a creative society into a puppet state of socialism or communism. Of course, when “they” take over, the first ones that are purged are the gays, misfits, druggies and educated dissidents.
The director of the Open Society Foundations' Global Drug Policy Program, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, blamed repressive drug laws for millions of arrests and called on the United Nations General Assembly to reconsider its approach when it holds a special session on drugs in 2016.
The U.N. report also cited prescription drug abuse as a continuing problem as well as the emergence of so-called designer drugs that are engineered to fall out of the scope of existing drug controls. Source: <UN: Colo., Wash. legal pot violates drug treaties | Nation & World | The Seattle Times>
Bottom line …
Other than untaxed and uncontrolled narcotics trafficking, perhaps the United Nations should go back to stopping genocidal maniacs from killing their own people and people in neighboring countries. Get US out of the UN! The drug war is a farce and has made billionaires out of thugs, criminals, killers and miscreants.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius