The following is an extract from a 20 page PDF document (to be found here http://www.tni.org/reports/drugs/debate13.pdf). It makes for very interesting reading and the rest of their website looks quite interesting too, although I have not had a good chance to study it properly yet. Does anyone else on here know anything about Transnational Institute (TNI)? Anyway, the extract is as follows: "Time has come to repair an historical error responsible for including the leaf amongst the most hazardous classified substances, having caused severe consequences for the Andean region. This issue of Drugs and Conflict explains the motives, context and range of this petition, as well as the procedures that need to be followed to reach this objective" Follow the link above for the full discussion paper.