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U.S. Sentencing Commission expected to recommend lower sentences for drug dealing

Prison terms for all federal drug dealing offences could be cut under a sweeping sentencing review expected to be announced on Thursday that may go much further than the tentative steps toward ending America’s “war on drugs”, begun this week by attorney general Eric Holder. The US Sentencing Commission, the…

George Soros backs Guatemalan president’s call to end war on drugs

George Soros has thrown his support behind the president of Guatemala’s efforts to end the war on drugs. Soros, who is best know for leading a run on the pound in 1992 that forced the UK out of the European exchange rate mechanism, said at the World Economic Forum in…

Richard Branson advocates to ‘end the war on drugs’

Inspired by a visit to Portugal, billionaire Richard Branson is calling on the United States and the rest of the world to end its war on drugs. In a blog post on his company’s site, the Virgin Media founder was impressed by the European nation’s move a decade ago to…

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