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Liberal Democrats: Government should base drug policy on facts

November 2, 2009 8:42 AM

Commenting on today's comments by the Government's chief drugs adviser,Professor David Nutt, that ministers 'devalued' scientific evidence whenconsidering the classification of cannabis, Liberal Democrat Shadow HomeSecretary, Chris Huhne said:"Professor Nutt is right to suggest that there needs to be a full andfrank debate about drug abuse without resorting to moral hysteria."The best way to reduce the harm drugs cause to society is to basepolicy on facts, not as a method of political posturing."The Government should either listen to its experts or save money byappointing a committee of tabloid newspaper editors instead."