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Do Drugs Bans Work?

Does a ban on street drugs affect supply and demand effectively? Plus, the story of how two prominent US-Indian businessmen fell from grace.

For decades the consensus for dealing with narcotics and psychotropic drugs was to ban them. But it has had little effect on supply and demand, promotes organised crime and has increased the prison population. In Colarado and Washington an experiment in legalisation is underway. Justin Rowlatt asks professor of public policy at UCLA, Mark Kleiman, how straightforward is legalisation?

Plus, writer Anita Raghavan tells the story of how two prominent US-Indian businessmen fell from grace - and our regular commentator, Jeremy Wagstaff, predicts the death of the RSS feed.

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