Le Président guatémaltèque a annoncé un certain nombre d'initiatives lors du Forum Economique Mondial, telles que: la mise en place d'un marché réglementé, la création d'un marché légal de pavot et l'organisation d'un sommet sur la politique des drogues. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.

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The Guatemalan President, Pérez Molina, announced at the World Economic Forum the proposals for drug policy reform presented to him by Beckley Foundation director Amanda Feilding last week – including drug regulation and the conversion of the currently illegal poppy crop into a legal crop for the production of opioid medicines such as morphine. He also announced the plans to hold a drug policy summit later this year.

Like many developing countries, Guatemala suffers from a severe shortage of opioids – and it also has an existing population of farmers who rely on the poppy for their subsistence.

George Soros, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, joined President Pérez Molina for the announcement. He pledged the full support of himself and his Foundation to the summit.

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