British Celebrities Call For Drug Law Reform In UK | The Fix

Some of the biggest celebrities in Britain lent their signatures to a letter directed at the country’s prime minister, asking for the current government policy on illegal drugs to be reviewed.

Russell Brand, Sting, and Sir Richard Branson were among the 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers, and health experts who signed the letter to PM David Cameron. It came as part of a global call to action to protest the war on drugs, with rallies held in over 100 cities worldwide yesterday including Paris, Mexico City, and Rome.

The letter urged for drug possession to no longer be classified as a crime, citing overcrowded prison systems as a sign that reforms in drug laws need to take place. Over 1.5 million people have been prosecuted for drug offenses in the UK over the last 15 years. It also cited evidence from Australia, Portugal, and Czech Republic that drug-related health problems are...

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