Christopher Snowdon is quoted in The Daily Express
“The claim was made by Christopher Snowden, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs. He argued the current policy of “prohibition” has “never worked” and is slowly being replaced across the world. Recreational and medical cannabis was legalised in Canada last year, and is also permitted in 11 US states.”
“Speaking to Express.co.uk about cannabis legalisation Mr Snowden said: ‘I think it will happen – I think the main reason it will happen is the tax revenue.'”
“’We’re making something like 200 million pounds from the sugar tax, we could be making a billion pounds at least in various different taxes related to cannabis.'”
“’You’re giving people a safer form of the drug and your not having to throw people in prison policing a prohibition that has never worked and never will work.’”
Read the full piece here.