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88% of Backbencher Readers want drugs to be decriminalised.

88% of Backbencher Readers want drugs to be decriminalised.

Alex MacDonald March 18, 2013 4

  A recent poll on this site shows that 88% of our readers would like to see drugs decriminalised in the United Kingdom. 6% disagreed with this and voted that Britain should not decriminalise

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Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Tristan Kitchin March 13, 2013 0

  Al Capone, one of America’s most famous gangsters, rose to fame as the leader of the Chicago Mafia during the Prohibition era. Born in 1899, into a respectable family living in Brooklyn, Capone

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The Case for Drugs Legalisation: The Black Market

The Case for Drugs Legalisation: The Black Market

Victoria Monro March 13, 2013 0

  Many arguments in favour of drugs legalisation wouldn’t sound out of place in an American drama where a stroppy teenager tells their poor, under-appreciated mother “It’s my life, and my body, and I’ll

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Drug Legalisation: A Crack-ing Idea

Drug Legalisation: A Crack-ing Idea

Olly Neville March 12, 2013 2

  Legalising drugs is common sense. As I have shown before legalising drugs does not increase usage, it makes them less harmful, they are already less harmful than legal drugs and legality hinders criminals

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Time For A Pint?

Daniel Pryor March 12, 2013 0

  Daniel Pryor challenges those who would ban cannabis, comparing the harm caused by legal alcohol and illegal marijuana. It’s not often that a free market anarchist dedicates a piece to exploring the harmful

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Theresa May should listen to Portugal about drug policy

Theresa May should listen to Portugal about drug policy

Backbencher March 11, 2013 0

Is Britain moving towards less crime and less punishment? Lee Jenkins and Derek Van de Ver, Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a study into the bold drug policies adopted by one of our European partners,

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5 things you didn’t know about marijuana

5 things you didn’t know about marijuana

Backbencher March 11, 2013 1

  Derek Van de Ven, Parents, teachers and the government will tell you all sorts of things on how bad marijuana is for your body. We all know about the mental problems it can

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