Former British police chief: it’s time for the U.K. to legalize pot
Brian Paddick worked for London’s Metropolitan Police from 1976 to 2007 and acted as police spokesman following the terrorist attacks on the city in 2005.
Research shows that 9% of people who use cannabis in their lifetime find themselves addicted to it at some point, compared to 15% who become addicted to alcohol and 32% who become addicted to nicotine. If you say cannabis a gateway drug – and I think the evidence is ambiguous on that front – then you have to say the same applies to alcohol and nicotine. It’s not a strong argument to say cannabis is worse because it’s illegal.
Original Article (Time):
Former British Police Chief: It’s Time for the U.K. to Legalize Pot
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