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The drugs debate Wednesday, 3 December, 2008, 18:30 GMT
Cannabis laws eased by Blunkett
Cannabis is to be reclassified as a less dangerous drug to give UK police more time to focus on hard drugs offences, David Blunkett tells MPs.
Ecstasy Ecstasy
The dangers of the recreational drug Ecstasy are still not fully understood - and, as some tragic cases have proved, it can damage health.
Cannabis Are dealers controlling Brixton's streets?
The Tories say the soft police approach to cannabis in Brixton has given dealers control of the streets. BBC News Online asks if residents agree.
Ecstasy tablets 'Legalise drugs, for other parents' sake'
Two years ago Scott Gillespie died of a heroin overdose. So why is his father, a staunch opponent of drugs, calling for all drugs to be legalised?
Heroin user Drugs policy 'a resounding failure'
The importance of poverty as a cause of drug abuse has been ignored by the government, an influential report claims.
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 VOTE RESULTS
Should cannabis be reclassified?

Yes
 69.48% 

No
 30.52% 

12789 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion


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Heroin legalisation is the only option, says a bereaved father
Dad's plea: 'Legalise it'


Liberal Democrat frontbencher Jenny Tonge talks to BBC News Online.
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