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Marijuana seized by soldiers is burned in Tijuana, Mexico, in this photo from 2010.
Marijuana seized by soldiers is burned in Tijuana, Mexico, in this photo from 2010.
(REUTERS)

MARINA JIMENEZ

America's war on drugs has lost support south – and north – of the border

The era of prohibition isn’t over yet. But the hemisphere is finally ready for a long-overdue conversation about the urgent need to reform global drug policy.

A ground-breaking report by the Organization of American States does exactly this, breaking the senseless taboo in its declaration of an obvious truth: The current approach to the war on drugs simply isn’t working.