Archive for July 10th, 2008

10
Jul
08

Talking Points for 11 July

Ros is in Tanzania tomorrow, from a school to talk about child labour, which is pretty widespread there.

Mike in Portland has kindly offered to look after this post over night. Take it away!

10
Jul
08

Would legalising cannabis benefit your community?

Today we’re talking about Cannabis on the programme, it comes from a debate you started here on the blog on the talking points page. Two states in America, California and Oregon, are considering whether cannabis should be legalised and sold alongside alcohol in stores. The argument goes that it would boost the local economy by employing more people, farmers would be able to grow it, it would raise more taxes and free up police to focus on catching the “real” criminals. Continue reading ‘Would legalising cannabis benefit your community?’