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Drugs ban an expensive error

Yet another respected and informed professional, Sir Ian Gilmore, former President of the Royal College of Physicians, condemns the criminalisation of (some) drugs.

It is clear to anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear that the UK's drugs policies are a counterproductive, expensive and damaging wrong turn, with nothing to support them apart from prejudice and ignorance.

If Parliament can happily ignore the public mood on, notably, capital punishment why can't it do the same on drugs? Come on, Dave, do something big with your turn at the wheel.

Jim Bowman, Harrow, Middlesex

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