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Wisbech man says legalising drugs would help cut crime




As someone who is very concerned about crime in Fenland, I was interested in the article (Citizen, March 11) headlined: ‘Labour picks Nicky for police role’.

Nicky Massey has been selected by the Labour Party to be its candidate in the forthcoming Cambridgeshire and Peterborough police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections in May.

I would be interested in reading what Mrs Massey’s views are regarding the legalisation and regulation of all drugs by the state?

A reader says legalising drugs would help cut crime. (31499497)
A reader says legalising drugs would help cut crime. (31499497)

Such a policy would take drugs out of the hands of petty dealers and organised crime; illegal drugs being a major cause of ‘knife crime’.

Cannabis should be made available from independent shops; cocaine and ecstasy from specially licensed pharmacies; and heroin from doctor-led clinics.

This would free-up valuable resources which are currently spent on the criminal justice system – courts, prisons, and the police, etc.

John Smithee,

Wisbech


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