Britain’s Outgoing Top Doc Talks Drug Legalization

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The outgoing head of the UK’s Royal College of Physicians, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, told 25,000 RCP Members in an email that he favors drug legalization.

Sir Ian formed this opinion based on his work as a liver specialist, where he saw problems like Hepatitis C caused by dirty needles, and related problems caused by adulterated drugs. “Everyone who has looked at this in a serious and sustained way concludes that the present policy of prohibition is not a success,” said Sir Ian.


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