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Jacqui Smith on cannabis reclassification.

Knowing what I know now, I would resist the temptation to resort to the law to tackle the harm from cannabis.

Education, treatment and information, if we can get the message through, are perhaps a lot more effective.

Jacqui Smith admits that she was wrong to upgrade cannabis to a Class B drug whilst home secretary.

Former Labour home secretary Jacqui Smith. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The NS Podcast #112: Going Underground

Are women-only carriages the way forward?

This week, we explain why we're backing Tessa Jowell as Labour's candidate for London mayor, talk women-only carriages on the tube, and speak to Tom Shone about Woody Allen. (Caroline Crampton, Barbara Speed, John Elledge, Stephen Bush, George Eaton).

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