Could Iran be the next country to legalise cannabis and opium?

Re-introducing the cultivation of plants such as poppy and cannabis under state supervision?
The Conversation
Thursday, October 22, 2015

After Uruguay courageously legalised the use of cannabis under a new drug policy, could Iran be the next country to make it legal? From the outside, the image of Iran as retrograde and inherently conservative hardly fits with the reality of a more dynamic domestic political debate within. But drug policy is one of the areas of debate in which the Islamic Republic has produced some interesting, yet paradoxical, policies. (See also: A new way to get stoned in Iran)