Dec 112012

In this episode: Relaxing, rather than strengthening, the punishments for drug use could be the best way to tackle the problem.
That’s according to a report by the UK Drug Policy Commission. But not everyone agrees.
Find out more in this week’s 6 Minute English with Neil and Jen.

How many people get sent to court in the UK every year for drug-related offences? Is it:
a) 4,200
b) 42,000
c) 420,000



tolerated: accepted
vices: bad or unhealthy habits and behaviour
gambling: betting money
on a par with: equal to
implications: conclusions you can draw from something
conventions: agreements
civil: relating to punishment within society rather than prison


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