Friday, 20 August 2010 06:42
The British Home Office has restated its position on drugs, after the outgoing president of the Royal College of Physicians Ian Gilmore called for a review of the law.
Speaking to the BBC, Sir Ian Gilmore said that the present policy of prohibition is not a success.
Responding to Sir Ian’s comments, a Home Office spokesperson said: Drugs such as heroin, cocaine and cannabis are extremely harmful and can cause misery to communities across the country. The government does not believe that decriminalisation is the right approach. Our priorities are clear; we want to reduce drug use, crack down on drug related crime and disorder and help addicts come off drugs for good.