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Drugs debate urged by MPs

David Cameron will today be urged by MPs to start a wide-ranging public debate on drug policy - including the possibility of legalisation.

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Govt urged to consider drugs decriminalisation system

We were impressed by what we saw of the Portuguese depenalised system.

It had clearly reduced public concern about drug use in that country, and was supported by all political parties and the police.

Although it is not certain that the Portuguese experience could be replicated in the UK, given societal differences, we believe this is a model that merits significantly closer consideration.

– The Commons Home Affairs Committee

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