Drug control service chief explains why he is against legalizing marijuana

MOSCOW, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The chief of Russia’s federal drug control service FSKN has met with university students, who in the spring will take part in the youth summit Y8 Russia 2014 in the run-up to a meeting of G8 anti-drug agencies, to explain why he is so firmly against the legalization of light narcotic drugs.

“I am very negative about the idea of legalization, and it cannot be otherwise,” Ivanov said in response to a question from the student audience.

“All of us travel by train and by air. Will you be very happy to know the traffic controllers use drugs? Those who have smoked marijuana for a month, let alone a year, begin to interpret the situation inadequately and feel depressed,” Ivanov said, describing this state of the human body as delirium tremens (shaking frenzy).

Ivanov recalled that in May 2012 Russia put its signature to a declaration...

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