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Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies 'ate hash cookies'

18 August 2013 Last updated at 19:05 BST

England's chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, has admitted eating hash cookies at university.

She also told BBC Radio 3's Private Passions that drug addiction should be treated as a medical and public health issue rather than a criminal one.

Speaking of her university days in the early 1970s, she said: "I never smoked, so I couldn't smoke joints, but I did have some cookies."