The Saturday interview: Richard Branson

One of Britain's best known entrepreneurs – and a man who knows a thing or two about counterculture – is joining calls for an end to the War on Drugs
The Guardian (UK)
Saturday, June 4, 2011
"I've seen the war on drugs and I've not been impressed," says Richard Branson. "Thousands of people are being killed in Mexico because of the demand for drugs in America. Whole sections of society are becoming lawless, and most of it is over marijuana." He says it's "incredible" how little the debate has moved on since the 1960s. "It has just got worse and worse and worse."