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Drugs are a huge problem in the world.

Billions are spent by governments to curb the spread of drugs around the world.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) report, illegal drugs including cocaine, heroin and cannabis should be reclassified to reflect a scientific assessment of harm.

The GCDP has condemned the way in which drugs are scheduled is criminalising the poor.

To discuss the report, Bongani Bingwa chats to United Nations Vienna NGO Committee on Narcotic Drugs deputy-secretary Shaun Shelly.