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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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Russell Brand wants change in drugs policy

Comedian Russell Brand Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Russell Brand told the MPs in April: “Penalising people for possession of drugs is expensive. The costs would be better spent, I think, on education and treatment.

“Making it illegal isn’t working anyway. Being arrested isn’t a lesson, it’s an administrative blip.”

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