Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Money and drugs

I was interviewed by Paul North from Volteface recently for CLG.TV, the TV station for local government. We discussed free market solutions to the war on drugs.

As cannabis legalisation gains favour with the public, it's important to set out a blueprint of how the market should be regulated. I disagree with the regulation junkies at Transform who want prices to remain high and consumers treated like hospital patients. There are some who want alcohol, tobacco and cannabis to be regulated in the same draconian way, with plain packaging, advertising bans and high taxes. You might not be surprised to hear that I favour a more liberal approach that reduces harm and restricts underage access.

Watch the video here.

And don't forget that you can watch all six of the short videos from the High Time to Legalise Cannabis event here.

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