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Letters Prohibition of cannabis

Legalisation doesn’t work

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6138
  1. Hans-Christian Raabe, general practitioner1
  1. 1Partington Central Surgery, Manchester M31 4FY, UK
  1. hcraabe{at}

The recent report of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) claims that cannabis should be legalised because its use has increased in the past 20 years despite increasing resources being spent on the criminal justice system.1 The BMJ’s uncritical endorsement of these claims is surprising.

The ICSDP did not look at data before …

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