Liberal Legalisers: The Times Cannabis Letter at 50

Liberal Legalisers: The Times Cannabis Letter at 50
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Summary

In July 1967 a petition appeared in the Times, signed by 64 of Britain's great and good. They included the Beatles, David Dimbleby, David Hockney and Tariq Ali. Peter Hitchens argues the long-term effect of the petition has been to decriminalise cannabis by stealth, which has had devastating social effects. Here, he catches up with some of the signatories to ask if they have any regrets, in light of increasing evidence of mental health dangers from using the drug.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Peter Hitchens
Executive Producer Samir Shah
Producer Tim Mansel
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