By James Carli for Huffington Post. Have you ever wondered why ending the War on Drugs isn’t as simple as passing a few laws in Congress? Well, it has to do with some pretty bad pieces of international law that tie the hands of national governments to policies that even they know kinda stink. Fortunately, there’s a coalition of really smart people working at the highest levels to untangle what is a really bad knot. Here’s what I mean…

This April 19 to 21, many of the world’s countries, together with human rights and advocacy organizations from around the world, will meet in New York at the United Nations to discuss global drug policy in an event called the “UNGASS,” which is UN-speak for United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.

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