Last updated at 14:27 BST, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Australia's war on drugs


Cannabis is considered a soft drug

Chris and Rosie talk about the war on drugs. The Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, is proposing the legalisation of soft drugs. It has proven to be a controversial issue.

This week's question is: When was the first international treaty to combat the sale and use of drugs signed? Was it in:

a) 1962
b) 1945
c) 1912

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


Australia's war on drugs

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a straight talker

a person who speaks honestly and simply


legalising certain drugs

a heroin overdose

taking an excessive amount of the hard drug derived from the opium poppy


manager, person who gives orders


dependence (on drugs)

think tank

research organisation which makes recommendations to the government

carefully controlled

deliberately restricted



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