A New International Legal Regime for a New Reality in the War Against Drugs Academic Article uri icon


  • The paper reviews the existing international legal regime on the war against drugs and argues that it has become obsolete in the face of the trend to legalize the consumption of certain drugs, such as marijuana, in developed nations. It particularly analyzes the contradictory practice of the United States to pressure producing states, such as Mexico and Colombia, to enforce the regime and at the same time allow the legalization of consumption in local U.S. states.

published proceedings

  • Harvard International Law Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Garcia Sanchez, G. J

complete list of authors

  • Garcia Sanchez, Guillermo J

publication date

  • January 2017