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Relaxing drug laws: a good idea?

A man smoking a cannabis joint

Should drug laws be relaxed?

Relaxing, rather than strengthening, the punishments for drug use could be the best way to tackle the problem.

That's according to a report by the UK Drug Policy Commission. But not everyone agrees.

Find out more in this week's 6 Minute English with Neil and Jen.

This week's question:

How many people get sent to court in the UK every year for drug-related offences? Is it:

a) 4,200

b) 42,000

c) 420,000

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

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Relaxing drug laws: a good idea?

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Vocabulary

tolerated

accepted

vices

bad or unhealthy habits and behaviour

gambling

betting money

on a par with

equal to

implications

conclusions you can draw from something

conventions

agreements

civil penalties

punishment within society rather than in prison

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