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|Drug Law Relaxation Hint From Charles
- Exposure to drugs is rife, argues Prince
PRINCE CHARLES has apparently added his royal weight to moves to relax anti-drug use laws.
Charles said that it is inevitable that young people are exposed to drugs and hinted that any punishment should reflect this reality. The heir to the throne has become increasingly worried over substance abuse since various fringe members of the royal family were shopped as drug users and after reports earlier this year that friends of Prince William, Charles' son, had been found carrying bags of cocaine.
Meanwhile, Charles Clarke, one of the government ministers in charge of drugs policy, confirmed LondonNet's story last week that cannabis would be made legal for medical reasons, if a new study backs claims of the herb's painkilling capabilities. Clarke, however, has shelved plans to downgrade ecstasy from a class A to a soft drug. "There would be more bad effects for society," he said.