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Council advises ecstasy downgrade


The body that advises the government on illegal drugs is to recommend ecstasy be downgraded to a Class B drug. Martin Barnes, who is chief executive of DrugScope and also sits on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs - but does not speak for them, discusses with Ian Johnston, president of the Police Superintendents' Association, how the government should react.

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