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Old 10th Nov 2016, 12:06
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Originally Posted by Basil View Post
In 1916 The UK banned the sale of cocaine, opium, cannabis and other psychoactive drugs to troops and widened the ban to criminalise the civilian posession of opium and cocaine.
The 1920 Dangerous Drugs Act extended and reinforced the 1916 legislation and, in 1928, cannabis was added.
You forgot the bit where the 'British Empire' went to war with China twice (1839-1860) to ensure that British opium could be freely traded.

The War on Drugs does not achieve it's objectives. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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