The drug that experts fear the most may surprise you – Tom Wood


One day soon, whether we like it or not, we are going to have to make our minds up about cannabis, writes Tom Wood. It all seems to have gone quiet recently, given our present fixation on our constitutional arrangements – Brexit etc – seem all-consuming of our attention. But the cannabis question won’t go away and, slightly off centre stage, the tectonic plates are quietly shifting. In the last few weeks, several distinct drug-related storylines have emerged which bear examination. Some are familiar – Scotland’s disgraceful drug-death statistics, record seizures of heroin and so on – but some are new. Following the recent legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, it was recently announced that one of the world’s largest marijuana companies

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