Top Scot cop backs legalization

One of Scotland’s most senior police officers, Deputy Chief Constable Tom Wood, called for the legalization of cannabis at a conference on April 23. He endorsed the viewpoint of Councillor Pat Chalmers, head of the regional police board, who stated that “we need to legalise such drugs as cannabis, and if possible tax them.”
Wood said that he agreed with Chalmers, and complained that “nobody in the public domain has the stomach to take on the fight.” Yet within hours Wood proved his own point, as he hastily issued a partial retraction, explaining he had not advocated legalisation, but merely that “it is time to look completely afresh at this problem…”