UK. Richard Branson in appeal to modernise UK cannabis laws

UK.  Richard Branson in appeal to modernise UK cannabis laws

 

Billionaire Virgin boss Richard Branson today backed calla for the UK to modernise its ‘failed’ drugs policy.  Branson, a member of the UN Drug Advisory Council,  was supported by Liberal UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.  Both individuals have repeatedly criticised the failure of expensive prohibition which has cost £Billions to enforce and given 1.5 million UK citizens a criminal record which hinders their future employment prospects.  Furthermore, Branson points out that research from the UK Government itself has shown that a highly punitive judicial system is simply not effective.  Branson and Clegg favour a Portuguese style system where criminal sanctions are removed from cannabis users, with rules based on public health rather than public punishment,
 
 
UK.  Richard Branson in appeal to modernise UK cannabis laws
March 4th 2015

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