Britain's war on drugs 'unwinnable', says Nick Clegg
Date published: 23rd February 2014
Nick Clegg has said that the war on drugs is "unwinnable" and that Britain must end the "conspiracy of silence" surrounding the issue.
The Deputy Prime Minister said that the Liberal Democrats will publish an alternative strategy this year after completing a study of the impact of decriminalisation of marijuana in Uruguay and some US states.
Mr Clegg, while stopping short of calling for full decriminalisation, favours a health-based approach to treating drug users.
He told the BBC that for too long politicians have refused to consider alternatives to the war on drugs because it is "all too controversial".
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