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Les Iversen takes over as head of cannabis row drugs panel

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A retired Oxford professor has replaced David Nutt as the Government's chief drugs adviser.

Pharmacologist Les Iversen will become the interim chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Home Secretary Alan Johnson sacked Professor Nutt last October for criticising Government policy.

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