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Drug policy dissidents: don’t ‘just say no to drugs’

Billionaire Richard Branson thinks marijuana use will become a “de facto fact of life” in two or three years. Mexican ex-President Ernesto Zedillo doesn’t think drug users should do jail time. And former Colombian President César Gaviria said the U.S. can no longer frown at other nations that legalize marijuana.

That’s just the beginning. The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights believes “Just Say No” is a recipe for failure, and drug policy advocate Ethan Nadelmann thinks it will soon be a mainstream practice for adults to spark up a joint to “spice up their sex life.”

Here’s Fusion’s video from this week’s Global Commission on Drug Policy conference in New York.

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