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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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Branson: 'War on drugs has failed'

The war on drugs has failed. After four decades and $1trillion spent, what do we have to show for it?

A global increase in drug use, drug-related crime, violence, immense suffering and millions in prison for non-violent crimes.

The facts are overwhelming. If the drug trade were a country, it would have the 19th-largest economy in the world.

Treating drugs as a health issue could save billions, improve public health and help us better control violence and crime in our communities.

– Richard Branson

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