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North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones thinks trying to prohibit drugs is a waste of police time
A police chief has called for cannabis to be sold in off-licenses and heroin and cocaine to be available on prescription, claiming the war on drugs has failed.
North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones thinks trying to prohibit drugs is a waste of police time and kills people unnecessarily.
The former police officer and Plaid Cymru member sees no reason why cannabis shouldn’t be sold in the same way as alcohol – over the counter in licensed shops.
But Mr Jones, who has appealed to MPs at Westminster to legalise narcotics, thinks hard drugs like heroin and cocaine should only be available on prescription from pharmacies.
‘A lot of the problems around drugs are caused by prohibition and strong enforcement. It just doesn’t work,’ he told the Daily Post Wales.