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'White flag' warning over drug decriminalisation

It is 50 years since a UN convention declared a war on drugs aiming to create a drug free world but the former head of MI5, Baroness Manningham Buller, is to join a group of peers in calling for cannabis to be decriminalised in the UK as part of a wider reform of what they say is the outdated war on drugs.

Baroness Meacher, chair of the All-party Group on Drug Policy Reform and Christian Guy, Policy Director of the Centre for Social Justice discuss how realistic these aspirations are.

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