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Current drugs strategy "is a mess"


A UK Drugs Policy Commission report has found that drug laws might be worsening drug problems instead of improving them. The report has found that arresting drug dealers and disrupting their networks may create more harm to the community than leaving them alone, and that tolerating some drug dealing could help reduce violent crime.

Roger Howard, chief executive of the UK Drug Policy Commission, and Iain Duncan Smith, Chairman of the think tank the Centre for Social Justice, discuss the report's findings.

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