Three experts offer arguments in favour of the legalisation of cannabis. Danny Kushlik, a drug policy campaigner, believes that the only way to control drug use is to legalise it. Chief Superintendent Paul Pearce is a policeman who believes drugs must be legalised if crime figures are to ever come down. Zerrin Atakan is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry and expert on the effects of cannabis on the brain. She argues that without legalisation users will never know the true contents and possible effects of what they're smoking. Sophia, a young woman who suffered psychotic episodes in her youth after smoking cannabis, travels to meet Zerrin to talk about the effects of cannabis on the brain.

This clip contains scenes of drug use.

This clip is from:
Secondary Citizenship
First broadcast:
16 June 2009

This could lead to a wider debate on the pros and cons of legalising cannabis. Students could be presented with the quote from the police officer within the clip who says "I don't think enforcement is the way to resolve the drug problem in this country" and asked to conduct further research on this topic before participating in a class debate. This should be used in conjunction with the 'Cannabis - anti-legalisation' clip.