All 21 editions of the LP Platform have called for the repeal of all laws
against recreational drug use.
The current language has been in the Platform since 2004: "We favor the
repeal of all laws creating 'crimes' without victims, such as the use of
drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes."
The 2012 PlatCom voted 13-0-0 to broaden that language, but we did not win
2/3 delegate approval for it: "Individuals have the freedom and
responsibility to decide what media and substances they knowingly and
voluntarily consume, and what risks they accept to their own health,
finances, safety, or life."
The LP Platform is not organized according to the priorities of the State.
We don't add a separate plank to it every time some politician declares
another "war" -- on drugs, terror, obesity, crime, poverty, illiteracy,
cancer, trans-fats, gun violence, illegal immigration, or toys in happy
Instead, the LP Platform systematically enumerates the liberties that we
advocate. It's not easy to cite a valid right (i.e. freedom from
aggression) that the Platform doesn't embrace in one of its existing
planks. However, here are three rights on which the Platform is silent:
1) Procreation. Aside from a vague Population plank in a few editions in
the 1990s, the Platform has never addressed modernity's broadened array of
procreational practices and technologies.
2) Children. The notorious "Children's Rights" plank of the 1980s was not a
fertile source of re-usable language during the "Greatest Hits" Platform
repair of 2008. In 2014 we should address this topic with some nuanced
proposals about emancipation and about how the rights of children differ
from those of adults.
3) Intellectual "property". Given the tech/sci-fi heritage of
libertarians, the LP should be on the leading edge of this topic. No LP
Platform has ever addressed this area. C'mon, we can't let the Pirate
Party have all the fun!
At http://libertarianmajority.net/2014-lp-platform-proposal there is
proposed language to address all 3 areas. See planks 1.4, 3.5, and 1.1