How Super-Strength Weed Dominated the UK | The War on Drugs

In the 1990s and early-2000s, the War on Drugs tried to stop smokers worldwide getting high on hash. However, this led to the UK getting its very own domestic ‘skunk’ industry – an ultra-violent shadowland populated by gangs, pushers, lab slaves, granny growers and millions of young people putting their mental health at risk.

In ‘The War On Drugs Show’, we examine the social implications of prohibition worldwide.

Any attempt to shut down the trade in drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine or weed invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe. Everyone loses – except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.

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