Richard Branson and Friends Gathering Tomorrow in NYC For Drug Legalization


Tomorrow at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Virgin boss and billionaire Richard Branson will appear with former presidents from Brazil, Switzerland and Columbia, together representing the Global Commission on Drug Policy, to present a report that calls for an end to the so-called War on Drugs. The event, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, will “be pretty big,” our friends at LA Weekly hear, and will push “nations to pursue legalizing and regulating drugs as a way to put a stop the the violence inherent in the illegal drug market,” according to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The War on Drugs, the report says, is “a failure.” Co-signers include ex-UN man Kofi Annan, former secretary of state George Shultz, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and many more. (Just imagine all the weed these rich people could buy.) [LA Weekly]